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Economy > Tax > Tax revenue > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 LesothoLesotho 58.92% 2008
2 AlgeriaAlgeria 45.26% 2008
3 BarbadosBarbados 35.59% 2007
4 DenmarkDenmark 35.05% 2008
5 New ZealandNew Zealand 31.67% 2007
6 CyprusCyprus 31.33% 2008
7 MaltaMalta 28.59% 2007
8 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 28.46% 2008
9 NorwayNorway 28.2% 2008
10 South AfricaSouth Africa 27.72% 2008
11 SwazilandSwaziland 27.63% 2003
12 MoroccoMorocco 27.46% 2008
13 EcuadorEcuador 27.25% 1994
14 NamibiaNamibia 27.24% 2007
15 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 26.91% 2007
16 ZimbabweZimbabwe 26.37% 1997
17 BelgiumBelgium 25.55% 2008
18 JamaicaJamaica 25.43% 2008
19 IsraelIsrael 25.35% 2008
20 BelarusBelarus 25.35% 2008
21 Cape VerdeCape Verde 24.87% 2008
22 IcelandIceland 24.37% 2008
23 AustraliaAustralia 24.17% 2008
24 BulgariaBulgaria 24.16% 2008
25 GeorgiaGeorgia 23.82% 2008
26 GhanaGhana 23.8% 2008
27 LuxembourgLuxembourg 23.75% 2008
28 HungaryHungary 23.61% 2008
29 SeychellesSeychelles 23.37% 2008
30 FijiFiji 23.18% 2006
31 MongoliaMongolia 23.15% 2008
32 QatarQatar 23.12% 2007
33 GrenadaGrenada 23.08% 1995
34 IrelandIreland 22.91% 2008
35 NetherlandsNetherlands 22.78% 2008
36 ItalyItaly 22.62% 2008
37 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 22.59% 2008
38 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 22.43% 1993
39 San MarinoSan Marino 22.37% 2006
40 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 22.27% 2006
41 PortugalPortugal 22.13% 2008
42 FranceFrance 21.44% 2008
43 FinlandFinland 21.39% 2008
44 MaldivesMaldives 21.03% 2008
45 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 21.01% 2002
46 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 20.97% 2008
European Union averageEuropean Union average 20.7% 2008
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 20.52% 2008
Europe averageEurope average 20.5% 2006
47 MoldovaMoldova 20.45% 2008
48 CroatiaCroatia 20.33% 2008
NATO countries averageNATO average 20.32% 2008
49 AustriaAustria 20.17% 2008
50 SloveniaSlovenia 20.01% 2008
Eurozone averageEurozone average 20% 2008
51 European UnionEuropean Union 19.85% 2008
52 GreeceGreece 19.83% 2008
53 TunisiaTunisia 19.69% 2009
54 ChileChile 19.67% 2008
55 BelizeBelize 19.21% 1997
56 SwedenSweden 19% 2008
57 KenyaKenya 18.88% 2008
58 TurkeyTurkey 18.59% 2008
59 PolandPoland 18.34% 2008
60 JordanJordan 18.32% 2008
61 MauritiusMauritius 18.21% 2008
62 The GambiaThe Gambia 18.2% 1990
63 RomaniaRomania 17.89% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 17.89% 2008
64 UkraineUkraine 17.88% 2008
65 UruguayUruguay 17.77% 2008
66 SyriaSyria 17.43% 1999
67 LithuaniaLithuania 17.43% 2008
68 BeninBenin 17.25% 2008
69 BoliviaBolivia 16.96% 2007
70 ArmeniaArmenia 16.95% 2008
71 ZambiaZambia 16.89% 2007
72 The BahamasThe Bahamas 16.66% 2007
73 MalaysiaMalaysia 16.59% 2003
74 VanuatuVanuatu 16.57% 1999
75 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 16.51% 2008
76 ThailandThailand 16.46% 2008
77 TogoTogo 16.27% 2008
78 SenegalSenegal 16.12% 2001
79 LebanonLebanon 16.01% 2008
80 HondurasHonduras 15.94% 2008
81 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 15.91% 2007
82 Costa RicaCosta Rica 15.81% 2008
83 BrazilBrazil 15.81% 2008
84 RussiaRussia 15.75% 2008
85 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 15.57% 2008
86 VenezuelaVenezuela 15.51% 2005
87 PeruPeru 15.42% 2008
88 EstoniaEstonia 15.12% 2008
89 BotswanaBotswana 15.09% 1996
90 LatviaLatvia 14.93% 2008
91 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 14.82% 2008
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 14.73% 2003
92 ArgentinaArgentina 14.2% 2004
93 PhilippinesPhilippines 14.13% 2008
94 El SalvadorEl Salvador 13.88% 2008
95 SingaporeSingapore 13.77% 2008
96 BurundiBurundi 13.6% 1999
97 SlovakiaSlovakia 13.46% 2008
98 MaliMali 13.3% 2008
99 Sri LankaSri Lanka 13.28% 2008
100 CanadaCanada 12.93% 2008
101 UgandaUganda 12.9% 2008
102 NepalNepal 12.87% 2009
103 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 12.73% 1999
104 NicaraguaNicaragua 12.72% 2001
105 KazakhstanKazakhstan 12.66% 2008
106 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 12.34% 2008
107 IndiaIndia 12.34% 2008
108 IndonesiaIndonesia 12.33% 2004
109 JapanJapan 11.94% 1993
110 ParaguayParaguay 11.81% 2008
111 GermanyGermany 11.79% 2008
112 MexicoMexico 11.66% 2000
113 ColombiaColombia 11.62% 2003
114 NigerNiger 11.46% 2007
115 MadagascarMadagascar 11.43% 2007
116 GuatemalaGuatemala 11.32% 2008
117 GuineaGuinea 10.84% 1992
118 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 10.78% 2004
119 SpainSpain 10.71% 2008
120 EthiopiaEthiopia 10.18% 2002
121 LaosLaos 10.05% 2007
122 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 10% 2007
123 ChinaChina 9.93% 2007
124 PakistanPakistan 9.84% 2007
125 TajikistanTajikistan 9.82% 2004
126 PanamaPanama 9.26% 2001
127 BhutanBhutan 9.15% 2009
128 RwandaRwanda 9.05% 1992
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 8.86% 2008
129 BangladeshBangladesh 8.82% 2008
130 United StatesUnited States 8.46% 2009
131 CambodiaCambodia 8.18% 2006
132 OmanOman 7.39% 2001
133 CameroonCameroon 7.28% 1994
134 SudanSudan 6.39% 1999
135 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 6.32% 2002
136 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 6.24% 2005
137 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 6.21% 2004
138 AfghanistanAfghanistan 5.78% 2008
139 BurmaBurma 3.27% 2004
140 United Arab EmiratesUAE 1.72% 1999
141 BahrainBahrain 1.38% 2005
142 KuwaitKuwait 0.89% 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Tax > Tax revenue > % of GDP", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Tax/Tax-revenue/%-of-GDP

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