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Economy > Taxes and other revenues: Countries Compared

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 Niue 150.5% of GDP 2005
2 Greenland 79.6% of GDP 2010
3 Libya 71.1% of GDP 2012
4 Lesotho 68.3% of GDP 2012
5 Cuba 66.1% of GDP 2012
6 Kuwait 63.6% of GDP 2012
7 Marshall Islands 58.7% of GDP 2009
8 Norway 58% of GDP 2012
9 Denmark 56% of GDP 2012
=10 Finland 54.6% of GDP 2012
=10 Tuvalu 54.6% of GDP 2006
12 France 52.6% of GDP 2012
13 Sweden 52.2% of GDP 2012
14 Belgium 51.7% of GDP 2012
15 Austria 49.5% of GDP 2012
16 Iraq 49.2% of GDP 2012
17 Italy 48.5% of GDP 2012
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina 48.1% of GDP 2012
=19 Netherlands 47.1% of GDP 2012
=19 Bolivia 47.1% of GDP 2012
21 Hungary 46.8% of GDP 2012
22 Saudi Arabia 46.5% of GDP 2012
23 Greece 45.5% of GDP 2012
=24 Oman 45.4% of GDP 2012
=24 Germany 45.4% of GDP 2012
26 Angola 45.1% of GDP 2012
27 Faroe Islands 44.2% of GDP 2010
28 Brunei 44% of GDP 2012
29 Iceland 43.6% of GDP 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 43.44% of GDP 2012
30 Congo, Republic of the 43.2% of GDP 2012
31 Seychelles 43.1% of GDP 2012
=32 Gibraltar 43% of GDP 2008
=32 Slovenia 43% of GDP 2012
34 Luxembourg 42.7% of GDP 2012
European Union average (profile) 42.1% of GDP 2012
35 Czech Republic 41.9% of GDP 2012
36 Solomon Islands 41.8% of GDP 2012
=37 Portugal 41.7% of GDP 2012
=37 Ecuador 41.7% of GDP 2012
=37 New Zealand 41.7% of GDP 2012
=40 Serbia 40.9% of GDP 2012
=40 Malta 40.9% of GDP 2012
42 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 40.8% of GDP 2010
43 Cyprus 40.6% of GDP 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 40.53% of GDP 2012
=44 Montenegro 40.4% of GDP 2012
=44 United Kingdom 40.4% of GDP 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 40.37% of GDP 2012
46 Palau 40.3% of GDP 2010
=47 Qatar 40.2% of GDP 2012
=47 Mauritania 40.2% of GDP 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 40.13% of GDP 2012
49 Algeria 40% of GDP 2012
50 Anguilla 39.6% of GDP 2012
Europe average (profile) 39.42% of GDP 2012
51 Brazil 39.4% of GDP 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 39.26% of GDP 2012
52 Swaziland 39.2% of GDP 2012
=53 Botswana 38.7% of GDP 2012
=53 Cook Islands 38.7% of GDP 2006
=53 Croatia 38.7% of GDP 2012
=56 Canada 38.4% of GDP 2012
=56 Moldova 38.4% of GDP 2012
=58 Estonia 36.9% of GDP 2012
=58 Spain 36.9% of GDP 2012
60 Equatorial Guinea 36.8% of GDP 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 36.57% of GDP 2012
61 San Marino 36.5% of GDP 2011
62 Macau 36.2% of GDP 2012
63 United Arab Emirates 36.1% of GDP 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 35.97% of GDP 2012
=64 Bulgaria 35.9% of GDP 2012
=64 Belarus 35.9% of GDP 2012
66 Latvia 35.7% of GDP 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 35.64% of GDP 2012
67 Northern Mariana Islands 35.5% of GDP 2011
=68 Ireland 35.1% of GDP 2012
=68 Namibia 35.1% of GDP 2012
70 Djibouti 34.9% of GDP 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 34.59% of GDP 2012
71 Samoa 34.3% of GDP 2012
72 Switzerland 34.2% of GDP 2012
73 Sao Tome and Principe 34.1% of GDP 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 33.99% of GDP 2012
74 Japan 33.8% of GDP 2012
75 American Samoa 33.6% of GDP 2007
76 Slovakia 33.5% of GDP 2012
77 Lithuania 33.4% of GDP 2012
=78 Federated States of Micronesia 33.3% of GDP 2011
=78 Romania 33.3% of GDP 2012
80 Australia 33.2% of GDP 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 32.94% of GDP 2012
81 Uzbekistan 32.9% of GDP 2012
82 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 32.5% of GDP 2013
83 Azerbaijan 32.4% of GDP 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 32.36% of GDP 2012
84 Burundi 32.3% of GDP 2012
85 Kiribati 32.2% of GDP 2010
86 Ukraine 32.1% of GDP 2012
87 Mongolia 31.9% of GDP 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 31.85% of GDP 2012
88 Peru 31.7% of GDP 2012
89 West Bank 31.6% of GDP 2011
90 Saint Kitts and Nevis 30.8% of GDP 2012
91 Maldives 30.7% of GDP 2012
92 Papua New Guinea 30.4% of GDP 2012
93 Republic of Macedonia 30.3% of GDP 2012
=94 Bahrain 30.2% of GDP 2012
=94 Cayman Islands 30.2% of GDP 2012
=94 New Caledonia 30.2% of GDP 2001
97 Trinidad and Tobago 30.1% of GDP 2012
98 Democratic Republic of the Congo 30% of GDP 2012
99 Kyrgyzstan 29.8% of GDP 2012
100 Colombia 29.6% of GDP 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 29.55% of GDP 2012
101 Mozambique 29.3% of GDP 2012
102 Venezuela 29.2% of GDP 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 28.9% of GDP 2010
=103 Belize 28.9% of GDP 2012
=103 Uruguay 28.9% of GDP 2012
105 Bhutan 28.8% of GDP 2012
106 Georgia 28.3% of GDP 2012
107 Tajikistan 28.2% of GDP 2012
108 Barbados 28.1% of GDP 2012
109 Comoros 28% of GDP 2012
=110 Dominica 27.5% of GDP 2012
=110 Gabon 27.5% of GDP 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 27.49% of GDP 2012
=112 Kosovo 27.4% of GDP 2011
=112 British Virgin Islands 27.4% of GDP 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 27.18% of GDP 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 27.13% of GDP 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 27% of GDP 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 26.89% of GDP 2012
=114 Morocco 26.7% of GDP 2012
=114 Fiji 26.7% of GDP 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 26.52% of GDP 2012
116 Jamaica 26.5% of GDP 2012
=117 Eritrea 26.4% of GDP 2012
=117 Tunisia 26.4% of GDP 2012
=119 South Africa 26.3% of GDP 2012
=119 Nicaragua 26.3% of GDP 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 26.2% of GDP 2012
121 Niger 26.2% of GDP 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 25.93% of GDP 2012
122 Argentina 25.9% of GDP 2012
123 The Gambia 25.8% of GDP 2012
124 Panama 25.4% of GDP 2012
125 Vietnam 25.3% of GDP 2012
126 Liechtenstein 25.2% of GDP 2011
=127 Malawi 25.1% of GDP 2012
=127 Guyana 25.1% of GDP 2012
=129 Israel 25% of GDP 2012
=129 Tonga 25% of GDP 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 24.98% of GDP 2012
=131 South Korea 24.8% of GDP 2012
=131 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 24.8% of GDP 2012
133 Albania 24.7% of GDP 2012
134 Rwanda 24.3% of GDP 2012
135 Yemen 24.2% of GDP 2012
136 East Timor 24.1% of GDP 2012
137 Armenia 23.9% of GDP 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 23.84% of GDP 2012
138 Turkey 23.8% of GDP 2012
139 Isle of Man 23.7% of GDP 2006
=140 Senegal 23.5% of GDP 2012
=140 Laos 23.5% of GDP 2012
=142 Guinea 23.3% of GDP 2012
=142 Ghana 23.3% of GDP 2012
144 Haiti 23.2% of GDP 2012
=145 Burkina Faso 23% of GDP 2012
=145 Lebanon 23% of GDP 2012
=145 Mexico 23% of GDP 2012
148 China 22.9% of GDP 2012
149 Cape Verde 22.7% of GDP 2012
150 Aruba 22.6% of GDP 2012
151 Grenada 22.5% of GDP 2009
152 Malaysia 22.4% of GDP 2012
=153 Liberia 22.3% of GDP 2012
=153 Hong Kong 22.3% of GDP 2012
155 Chile 22.2% of GDP 2012
=156 Mauritius 21.7% of GDP 2012
=156 Jordan 21.7% of GDP 2012
=158 Vanuatu 21.6% of GDP 2012
=158 Chad 21.6% of GDP 2012
160 Cote d'Ivoire 21.1% of GDP 2012
=161 Benin 20.9% of GDP 2012
=161 Zambia 20.9% of GDP 2012
163 Russia 20.8% of GDP 2012
164 Guernsey 20.6% of GDP 2005
165 Guam 20.5% of GDP 2011
166 Togo 20.3% of GDP 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 20.26% of GDP 2012
failed states average (profile) 20.24% of GDP 2012
=167 Tanzania 20% of GDP 2012
=167 Thailand 20% of GDP 2012
169 Egypt 19.8% of GDP 2012
=170 Monaco 19.6% of GDP 2011
=170 El Salvador 19.6% of GDP 2012
=170 Antigua and Barbuda 19.6% of GDP 2012
=170 Kazakhstan 19.6% of GDP 2012
174 Cameroon 19.3% of GDP 2012
175 The Bahamas 19.2% of GDP 2012
176 Nepal 18.7% of GDP 2012
177 Kenya 18.5% of GDP 2012
178 Poland 18.3% of GDP 2012
179 Paraguay 18.1% of GDP 2012
180 Mali 17.9% of GDP 2012
=181 Madagascar 17.6% of GDP 2012
=181 Suriname 17.6% of GDP 2010
183 Bermuda 17.4% of GDP 2012
184 Cambodia 17.3% of GDP 2012
=185 Taiwan 16.8% of GDP 2012
=185 Honduras 16.8% of GDP 2012
187 Indonesia 16.7% of GDP 2012
188 Jersey 16.3% of GDP 2005
=189 Central African Republic 15.9% of GDP 2012
=189 Guinea-Bissau 15.9% of GDP 2012
=189 Singapore 15.9% of GDP 2012
192 Sierra Leone 15.4% of GDP 2012
=193 United States 15.3% of GDP 2013
=193 French Polynesia 15.3% of GDP 1999
195 Ethiopia 15.2% of GDP 2012
196 Turkmenistan 14.9% of GDP 2012
197 Uganda 14.8% of GDP 2012
South Asia average (profile) 14.72% of GDP 2012
=198 Philippines 14.7% of GDP 2012
=198 Iran 14.7% of GDP 2012
200 Costa Rica 14.6% of GDP 2012
201 Saint Lucia 14.2% of GDP 2011
202 Dominican Republic 14.1% of GDP 2012
203 Sri Lanka 13.4% of GDP 2012
204 Pakistan 12.4% of GDP 2012
205 Guatemala 11.8% of GDP 2012
206 Bangladesh 11.6% of GDP 2012
207 North Korea 11.4% of GDP 2013
208 Afghanistan 11.3% of GDP 2012
209 India 9.5% of GDP 2012
=210 Andorra 8.4% of GDP 2011
=210 Nigeria 8.4% of GDP 2012
212 Syria 8.1% of GDP 2012
213 Puerto Rico 7.2% of GDP 2000
214 Sudan 6.6% of GDP 2012
215 Burma 4.2% of GDP 2012

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"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/stats/Economy/Taxes-and-other-revenues

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