Liechtenstein's economy has experienced more extensive development and industrialization in the past 40 years than any other Western country. In that period, it went from a predominantly agricultural economy to a highly advanced industry-driven economy.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that in 1998 Liechtenstein's central government took in revenues of approximately $424.2 million and had expenditures of $414.1 million. Overall, the government registered a surplus of approximately $10.1 million. External debt totaled $0.