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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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lesotho 58.92% 2008
2 Algeria 45.26% 2008
3 Barbados 35.59% 2007
4 Denmark 35.05% 2008
5 New Zealand 31.67% 2007
6 Cyprus 31.33% 2008
7 Malta 28.59% 2007
8 United Kingdom 28.46% 2008
9 Norway 28.2% 2008
10 South Africa 27.72% 2008
11 Swaziland 27.63% 2003
12 Morocco 27.46% 2008
13 Ecuador 27.25% 1994
14 Namibia 27.24% 2007
15 Trinidad and Tobago 26.91% 2007
16 Zimbabwe 26.37% 1997
17 Belgium 25.55% 2008
18 Jamaica 25.43% 2008
19 Israel 25.35% 2008
20 Belarus 25.35% 2008
21 Cape Verde 24.87% 2008
22 Iceland 24.37% 2008
23 Australia 24.17% 2008
24 Bulgaria 24.16% 2008
25 Georgia 23.82% 2008
26 Ghana 23.8% 2008
27 Luxembourg 23.75% 2008
28 Hungary 23.61% 2008
29 Seychelles 23.37% 2008
30 Fiji 23.18% 2006
31 Mongolia 23.15% 2008
32 Qatar 23.12% 2007
33 Grenada 23.08% 1995
34 Ireland 22.91% 2008
35 Netherlands 22.78% 2008
36 Italy 22.62% 2008
37 Serbia and Montenegro 22.59% 2008
38 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.43% 1993
39 San Marino 22.37% 2006
40 Saint Kitts and Nevis 22.27% 2006
41 Portugal 22.13% 2008
42 France 21.44% 2008
43 Finland 21.39% 2008
44 Maldives 21.03% 2008
45 Papua New Guinea 21.01% 2002
46 Bosnia and Herzegovina 20.97% 2008
European Union average (profile) 20.7% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 20.52% 2008
Europe average (profile) 20.5% 2006
47 Moldova 20.45% 2008
48 Croatia 20.33% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 20.32% 2008
49 Austria 20.17% 2008
50 Slovenia 20.01% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 20% 2008
51 European Union 19.85% 2008
52 Greece 19.83% 2008
53 Tunisia 19.69% 2009
54 Chile 19.67% 2008
55 Belize 19.21% 1997
56 Sweden 19% 2008
57 Kenya 18.88% 2008
58 Turkey 18.59% 2008
59 Poland 18.34% 2008
60 Jordan 18.32% 2008
61 Mauritius 18.21% 2008
62 The Gambia 18.2% 1990
63 Romania 17.89% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17.89% 2008
64 Ukraine 17.88% 2008
65 Uruguay 17.77% 2008
66 Syria 17.43% 1999
67 Lithuania 17.43% 2008
68 Benin 17.25% 2008
69 Bolivia 16.96% 2007
70 Armenia 16.95% 2008
71 Zambia 16.89% 2007
72 The Bahamas 16.66% 2007
73 Malaysia 16.59% 2003
74 Vanuatu 16.57% 1999
75 Kyrgyzstan 16.51% 2008
76 Thailand 16.46% 2008
77 Togo 16.27% 2008
78 Senegal 16.12% 2001
79 Lebanon 16.01% 2008
80 Honduras 15.94% 2008
81 Dominican Republic 15.91% 2007
82 Costa Rica 15.81% 2008
83 Brazil 15.81% 2008
84 Russia 15.75% 2008
85 Cote d'Ivoire 15.57% 2008
86 Venezuela 15.51% 2005
87 Peru 15.42% 2008
88 Estonia 15.12% 2008
89 Botswana 15.09% 1996
90 Latvia 14.93% 2008
91 Czech Republic 14.82% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 14.73% 2003
92 Argentina 14.2% 2004
93 Philippines 14.13% 2008
94 El Salvador 13.88% 2008
95 Singapore 13.77% 2008
96 Burundi 13.6% 1999
97 Slovakia 13.46% 2008
98 Mali 13.3% 2008
99 Sri Lanka 13.28% 2008
100 Canada 12.93% 2008
101 Uganda 12.9% 2008
102 Nepal 12.87% 2009
103 Azerbaijan 12.73% 1999
104 Nicaragua 12.72% 2001
105 Kazakhstan 12.66% 2008
106 Burkina Faso 12.34% 2008
107 India 12.34% 2008
108 Indonesia 12.33% 2004
109 Japan 11.94% 1993
110 Paraguay 11.81% 2008
111 Germany 11.79% 2008
112 Mexico 11.66% 2000
113 Colombia 11.62% 2003
114 Niger 11.46% 2007
115 Madagascar 11.43% 2007
116 Guatemala 11.32% 2008
117 Guinea 10.84% 1992
118 Sierra Leone 10.78% 2004
119 Spain 10.71% 2008
120 Ethiopia 10.18% 2002
121 Laos 10.05% 2007
122 Switzerland 10% 2007
123 China 9.93% 2007
124 Pakistan 9.84% 2007
125 Tajikistan 9.82% 2004
126 Panama 9.26% 2001
127 Bhutan 9.15% 2009
128 Rwanda 9.05% 1992
South Asia average (profile) 8.86% 2008
129 Bangladesh 8.82% 2008
130 United States 8.46% 2009
131 Cambodia 8.18% 2006
132 Oman 7.39% 2001
133 Cameroon 7.28% 1994
134 Sudan 6.39% 1999
135 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.32% 2002
136 Congo, Republic of the 6.24% 2005
137 Central African Republic 6.21% 2004
138 Afghanistan 5.78% 2008
139 Burma 3.27% 2004
140 United Arab Emirates 1.72% 1999
141 Bahrain 1.38% 2005
142 Kuwait 0.89% 2008

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Tax > Tax revenue > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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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