List of countries by tax revenue as percentage of GDP

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This article lists countries by total tax revenue as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for the listed countries. Three sources are used, one for each column. The tax percentage for each country listed in the sources has been added to the chart.

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Country Heritage
Foundation
(2012)[1]
OECD 2009
(some 2008).[2][3][4]
Eurostat
(2011 data)[5]
 Afghanistan 06.4
 Albania 22.9
 Algeria 07.7
 Angola 05.7
 Argentina 37.2 (2011)
 Armenia 14.1
 Australia 30.8 27.1 (2008)
 Austria 43.4 42.8 42.0
 Azerbaijan 17.8
 Bahamas, The 18.7
 Bahrain 04.8
 Bangladesh 08.5
 Barbados 32.6
 Belarus 24.2
 Belgium 46.8 43.2 44.1
 Belize 21.6
 Benin 15.4
 Bhutan 10.7
 Bolivia 27.0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.2
 Botswana 35.2
 Brazil 34.4
 Bulgaria 34.4 27.2
 Burkina Faso 11.5
 Burma 04.9
 Burundi 17.4
 Cambodia 08.0
 Cameroon 18.2
 Canada 32.2 31.1
 Cape Verde 23.0
 Chad 04.2
 Chile 21.0 18.2
 China 17.0
 Colombia 23.0
 Comoros 12.0
 Congo, Republic of 05.9
 Costa Rica 21.0
 Côte d'Ivoire 15.3
 Croatia 26.6
 Cuba 44.8
 Cyprus 39.2 35.2
 Czech Republic 36.3 34.8 34.4
 Denmark 49.0 48.2 47.7
 Djibouti 20.0
 Dominica 30.3
 Dominican Republic 12.0
 Congo, Democratic Republic of 13.2
 Ecuador 13.2
 Egypt 15.8
 El Salvador 13.3
 Equatorial Guinea 01.7
 Estonia 32.3 32.2
 Ethiopia 11.6
 European Union (unweighted average) 35.7
 Fiji 21.8
 Finland 43.6 43.1 43.4
 France 44.6 41.9 43.9
 Gabon 10.3
 Gambia 18.9
 Georgia 21.7
 Germany 40.6 37.0 38.7
 Ghana 20.8
 Greece 30.0 29.4 32.4
 Guatemala 11.9
 Guinea 08.2
 Guinea-Bissau 11.5
 Guyana 31.9
 Haiti 09.4
 Honduras 15.6
 Hong Kong, China 13.0
 Hungary 39.1 39.1 37.0
 Iceland 40.4 41.4 35.9
 India 17.7
 Indonesia 12.0
 Iran 06.1
 Ireland 30.8 27.8 28.9
 Israel 36.8 31.4
 Italy 42.6 43.5 42.5
 Jamaica 27.2
 Japan 28.3 28.1 (2008)
 Jordan 21.1
 Kazakhstan 26.8
 Kenya 18.4
 Kiribati[6] 20.7
 Korea, South 26.8 25.6
 Kuwait 01.5
 Kyrgyzstan 21.4
 Laos 10.8
 Latvia 30.4 27.6
 Lebanon 14.4
 Lesotho 42.9
 Liberia 13.2
 Libya 02.7
 Lithuania 20.9 26.0
 Luxembourg 36.5 37.5 37.2
 Macau, China 20.1
 Macedonia 29.3
 Madagascar 10.7
 Malawi 20.7
 Malaysia 15.5
 Maldives 20.5
 Mali 15.3
 Malta 35.2 33.5
 Mauritania 15.4
 Mauritius 19.0
 Mexico 29.7 17.5
 Federated States of Micronesia 12.3
 Moldova 33.8
 Mongolia 33.8
 Montenegro 28.0
 Morocco 22.3
 Mozambique 13.4
 Namibia 28.8
   Nepal 10.9
 Netherlands 39.8 39.1 (2008) 38.4
 New Zealand 34.5 31.0
 Nicaragua 17.8
 Niger 11.0
 Nigeria 06.1
 Norway 43.6 41.0 42.5
 OECD (unweighted average) 34.8 (2008)
 Oman 02.0
 Pakistan 10.2
 Panama 10.6
 Papua New Guinea 24.5
 Paraguay 12.0
 Peru 18
 Philippines 14.4
 Poland 33.8 34.3 (2008) 32.4
 Portugal 37.0 35.2 (2008) 33.2
 Qatar 02.2
 Republic of China 12.4
 Romania 28.1 28.2
 Russia 36.9
 Rwanda 14.1
 Saint Lucia 23.1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.5
 Samoa 25.5
 São Tomé and Príncipe 17.4
 Saudi Arabia 05.3
 Senegal 19.2
 Serbia 34.1
 Seychelles 32.0
 Sierra Leone 10.5
 Singapore 14.2
 Slovakia 29.5 29.3 28.5
 Slovenia 39.3 37.9 37.2
 Solomon Islands 24.7
 South Africa 26.9
 Spain 37.3 30.7 31.4
 Sri Lanka 15.3
 Sudan 06.3
 Suriname 22.1
 Swaziland 39.8
 Sweden 45.8 46.4 44.3
  Switzerland 29.4 30.3
 Syria 10.7
 Tajikistan 16.5
 Tanzania 12.0
 Thailand 17.0
 Timor-Leste[7] see reference
 Togo 15.5
 Tonga 27.0
 Trinidad and Tobago 28.0
 Tunisia 14.9
 Turkey 32.5 24.6
 Turkmenistan 20.2
 Uganda 12.6
 Ukraine 28.1
 United Arab Emirates 01.4
 United Kingdom 39.0 34.3 36.1
 United States (all levels) 26.9 24.0
 Uruguay 23.1
 Uzbekistan 21.0
 Vanuatu 17.8
 Venezuela 25.0
 Vietnam 13.8
 Yemen 07.1
 Zambia 16.1
 Zimbabwe 49.3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Index of Economic Freedom, Heritage Foundation. Note: Tax revenue as a percentage of GDP was obtained from the individual country pages, under the "Fiscal Freedom" section. These numbers change. Please update the numbers for individual countries in the list.
  2. ^ Total tax revenue as percentage of GDP. Table, 1965 to 2009 (it does not have each year). OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Publication date: December 15, 2010. To view the .xls table you can use the free Excel Viewer. Most of the data is for 2009 and is provisional. 2008 data is shown for Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Poland and Portugal. The table is from the 2010 edition of the OECD book, Revenue Statistics. See the bottom of the page for links to editions for various years.
  3. ^ Taxation: Key Tables from OECD - OECD iLibrary. See "Total tax revenue" links (Web, PDF, XLS). This table covers the time period 2002 to 2009.
  4. ^ OECD. Statistics from A to Z - Beta version. See "Total tax revenue" links. Click the "Get real-time data" link to get a detailed 1965 to 2009 table with data for each year.
  5. ^ Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union and Eurostat (2013). Taxation trends in the European Union: Data for the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway (2013 ed.). Publications Office of the European Union. p. 172. doi:10.2778/30605. ISBN 978-92-79-28852-4. 
  6. ^ Data from World Heritage Foundation 2013: [1]. Heritage Foundation.
  7. ^ For info see the "fiscal freedom" section of this page: "Timor-Leste information on economic freedom. Facts, data, analysis, charts and more". By the Heritage Foundation. "Timor-Leste has low taxes. The top income and corporate tax rates are 10 percent. In the most recent year, overall tax revenue as a percentage of non-oil GDP was 133.9 percent, reflecting large tax revenues from petroleum projects in the Timor Sea."

Further reading[edit]

Some of these provide additional info for various countries.