The size of the sovereign fiscal adjustments ahead around the world, based on the latest IMF figures, assuming countries want to stabilize debt as a percentage of GDP. The numbers represent required contraction in domestic spending (in the cyclically adjusted primary balance) between 2010 and 2030 as a percentage of GDP. Click for a larger version.
Fiscal Adjustments Ahead Around the World, A Graphical Look
By May 16, 2010 · ··