CAIRO, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's budget deficit dropped to 11.5 percent of gross domestic product in fiscal year 2014/2015 versus 12.2 percent during the same period last year, the finance ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"The final account shows a noticeable improvement in the government's financial performance as the total deficit in the budget declined to 11.5 percent of GDP versus 12.2 percent for the 2013 fiscal year," the statement said.

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