General government balance is defined as the balance of income and expenditure of government, including capital income and capital expenditures. 'Net lending' means that government has a surplus, and is providing financial resources to other sectors, while 'net borrowing' means that government has a deficit, and requires financial resources from other sectors. This indicator is measured as a percentage of GDP.
balance [-c COUNTRIES] [-s START_DATE] [-e END_DATE]
|countries||-c --countries||Countries to get data for||united_states||True||None|
|start_date||-s --start||Start date of data, in YYYY-MM-DD format||1993-05-16||True||None|
|end_date||-e --end||End date of data, in YYYY-MM-DD format||2023-05-16||True||None|