Oman posts RO1.123bn budget surplus by September

oman
oman

Muscat: Oman’s budget achieved a surplus of RO 1.123 billion at the end of September 2022 as compared to a deficit of RO 1.030 billion over the same period in 2021, according to the Fiscal Performance Monthly Bulletin published by the Ministry of Finance.

Oman’s public revenue stood at RO 10.567 billion at the end of September 2022, up by 43.4% compared to RO 7.368 billion registered over the same period in 2021. This is mainly due to an increase in oil price and production.

By the end of September 2022, hydrocarbon revenue increased to RO 8.102 billion, up by 51.9% compared to RO 5.331 billion registered over the same period in 2021. The increase is supported by higher average oil price of 94 US Dollars per barrel, as well as an increase in oil crude production to 1,056,000 barrels per day.

Current revenue increased by 22.3% to stand at RO 2.450 billion by the end of September 2022 compared to RO 2.004 billion over the same period in 2021.

Public spending increased by 12.5% to RO 9.444 billion by the end of September 2022, up by RO 1.046 billion when compared to the same period in 2021.

The development expenditure of ministries and civil units amounted to RO 657 million, representing 60% of total development spending, i.e. RO 1.100 billion, allocated for 2022.

Meanwhile, current expenditure by the end of September 2022 increased by 10.1% to stand at RO 7.070 billion when compared to the figures registered over the same period in 2021.

Total contributions and other expenses increased to RO 1.434 billion compared to RO 578 million registered over the same period in 2021. By the end of September 2022, oil products and food commodities subsidies amounted to RO 563 million and RO 18 million, respectively. Additionally, an amount of RO 150 million was allocated for future debt obligations budget-item.

At the end of the third quarter of 2022, the Ministry of Finance paid the private sector an amount of RO 827 million. This reflects the payment vouchers received through the e-financial system, and which have completed the documentary cycle.

Moreover, the bulletin indicated that the National Assets Register is an integrated central system that takes full account of government assets and helps to draft a strategy to ensure a centralized management of the assets, as well as to maximize their efficiency and returns. This can be achieved through the optimal use of such assets in a way that generate more financial resources for the State budget.

The first phase of the National Assets Register’s tasks includes counting and listing of government assets of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health and Muscat Municipality. The next phase includes launching the electronic system of the National Assets Register. – ONA

more recommended stories

Terms of Use:

  • This website Arabian Daily is an individual’s property, not used for any commercial or sales purposes. What you see here are one’s random thoughts in action. I, by no means, endorse any product or party through this, unless stated explicitly.
  • All work you will find here is copyrighted unless stated otherwise. No part of this work can be reproduced in any way with the exception of a) if you share our work, it should link back to this website; b) if you quote any part of our work, it should be properly credited to us with a link to this website.
  • All images used on this website have been taken from open source image websites on the Internet. If any of them are copyrighted to you and you want us to take them down or add credits, please feel free to contact us here, or by using the contact form on this page.
  • The views expressed on Arabian Daily are solely ours. They do not represent any party or any particular school of thought. This website does not promote racism in any form.
  • Privacy Policy:
    This website will respect the readers’ and the writer’s privacy. We do not sell any of their personal or contact information to another company. We do not put your information on spam lists. Also, and more importantly, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of our advertisers or website commenters.
  • Reserve Rights: We reserve the right to change the focus on this website, to shut it down, sell it or to change the terms of use at our own discretion.