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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues

DEFINITION: This entry records total taxes and other revenues received by the national government during the time period indicated, expressed as a percent of GDP. Taxes include personal and corporate income taxes, value added taxes, excise taxes, and tariffs. Other revenues include social contributions - such as payments for social security and hospital insurance - grants, and net revenues from public enterprises. Normalizing the data, by dividing total revenues by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries, and provides an average rate at which all income (GDP) is paid to the national level government for the supply of public goods and services.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lesotho 68.3% of GDP 2012
2 Angola 45.1% of GDP 2012
3 Seychelles 43.1% of GDP 2012
4 Mauritania 40.2% of GDP 2012
5 Swaziland 39.2% of GDP 2012
6 Botswana 38.7% of GDP 2012
7 Equatorial Guinea 36.8% of GDP 2012
8 Namibia 35.1% of GDP 2012
9 Djibouti 34.9% of GDP 2012
10 Sao Tome and Principe 34.1% of GDP 2012
11 Burundi 32.3% of GDP 2012
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo 30% of GDP 2012
13 Mozambique 29.3% of GDP 2012
14 Comoros 28% of GDP 2012
15 Gabon 27.5% of GDP 2012
16 Eritrea 26.4% of GDP 2012
17 South Africa 26.3% of GDP 2012
18 Niger 26.2% of GDP 2012
19 The Gambia 25.8% of GDP 2012
20 Malawi 25.1% of GDP 2012
21 Rwanda 24.3% of GDP 2012
22 Senegal 23.5% of GDP 2012
=23 Guinea 23.3% of GDP 2012
=23 Ghana 23.3% of GDP 2012
25 Burkina Faso 23% of GDP 2012
26 Cape Verde 22.7% of GDP 2012
27 Liberia 22.3% of GDP 2012
28 Mauritius 21.7% of GDP 2012
29 Chad 21.6% of GDP 2012
30 Cote d'Ivoire 21.1% of GDP 2012
=31 Zambia 20.9% of GDP 2012
=31 Benin 20.9% of GDP 2012
33 Togo 20.3% of GDP 2012
34 Tanzania 20% of GDP 2012
35 Cameroon 19.3% of GDP 2012
36 Kenya 18.5% of GDP 2012
37 Mali 17.9% of GDP 2012
38 Madagascar 17.6% of GDP 2012
=39 Central African Republic 15.9% of GDP 2012
=39 Guinea-Bissau 15.9% of GDP 2012
41 Sierra Leone 15.4% of GDP 2012
42 Ethiopia 15.2% of GDP 2012
43 Uganda 14.8% of GDP 2012
44 Nigeria 8.4% of GDP 2012
45 Sudan 6.6% of GDP 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/Taxes-and-other-revenues

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues

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