OPEC countries 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.


1 Libya 71.1% of GDP 2012
2 Kuwait 63.6% of GDP 2012
3 Iraq 49.2% of GDP 2012
4 Saudi Arabia 46.5% of GDP 2012
5 Angola 45.1% of GDP 2012
6 Qatar 40.2% of GDP 2012
7 Algeria 40% of GDP 2012
8 United Arab Emirates 36.1% of GDP 2012
9 Venezuela 29.2% of GDP 2012
10 Iran 14.7% of GDP 2012
11 Nigeria 8.4% of GDP 2012


OPEC countries Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues


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