South Asia 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 Bhutan 28.8% of GDP 2012
2 Pakistan 12.4% of GDP 2012
3 Bangladesh 11.6% of GDP 2012
4 Afghanistan 11.3% of GDP 2012
5 India 9.5% of GDP 2012


South Asia Compared by Economy > Taxes and other revenues


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