List of countries by tax revenue to GDP ratio

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Total revenue from direct and indirect taxes given as share of GDP in 2017[1]

This article lists countries alphabetically, with total tax revenue as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) for the listed countries. The tax percentage for each country listed in the source has been added to the chart.

Tax revenue as percentage of GDP in the European Union.
Relation between the tax revenue to GDP ratio and the real GDP growth rate (average rate in years 2013–2018, according to List of countries by real GDP growth rate, data mainly from the World Bank)
Relation between the tax revenue to GDP ratio and the real GDP growth rate (average rate in years 2013–2018, according to List of countries by real GDP growth rate, data mainly from the World Bank) – zoom
Relation between the tax revenue to GDP ratio and the real GDP growth rate (average rate in years 2013–2018, according to List of countries by real GDP growth rate, data mainly from the World Bank) – big zoom
Relation between the tax revenue to GDP ratio and the real GDP growth rate (average rate in years 2013–2018, according to List of countries by real GDP growth rate, data mainly from the World Bank) – European Union

Tax as % of GDP[edit]

2020[2][3][edit]

Region Country Name Tax Revenue

(% of GDP)

GDP

(Billions, PPP)

Gov't Expenditure

(% of GDP(nominal))

Public Debt

(% of GDP(nominal))

Europe  France 46.2 $2,962.8 56.4 98.6
Europe  Denmark 46.0 $301.3 51.7 34.3
Europe  Belgium 44.6 $550.5 52.5 101.4
Europe  Sweden 44.0 $542.0 49.7 39.0
Europe  Finland 43.3 $256.5 54.4 60.5
Europe  Italy 42.4 $2,397.4 48.8 132.1
Europe  Austria 41.8 $463.2 49.3 74.2
Americas  Cuba 40.6 $155.9 64.8 51.0
Europe  Greece 39.4 $312.7 47.8 183.3
Europe  Netherlands 38.8 $969.2 42.7 54.4
Europe  Luxembourg 38.7 $64.2 42.7 21.8
Europe  Croatia 38.6 $107.4 46.6 73.9
Europe  Norway 38.2 $395.9 49.8 36.8
Europe  Bosnia and Herzegovina 37.9 $47.3 41.1 37.0
Europe  Hungary 37.7 $311.9 46.7 69.4
Europe  Iceland 37.7 $19.5 43.2 35.4
Europe  Germany 37.5 $4,356.4 43.9 59.8
Europe  Serbia 36.1 $122.8 40.9 54.3
Europe  Montenegro 36.0 $11.9 47.6 72.1
Europe  Slovenia 36.0 $76.0 43.6 68.5
Europe  Czech Republic 34.9 $395.9 39.7 33.0
Europe  Portugal 34.7 $329.2 44.8 121.4
Europe  Ukraine 34.2 $390.3 42.0 63.9
Europe  Poland 33.9 $1,212.9 41.3 48.4
Europe  Cyprus 33.7 $34.5 37.1 102.5
Europe  Spain 33.7 $1,864.4 41.5 97.0
Europe  United Kingdom 33.3 $3,037.8 41.0 86.9
Europe  Moldova 33.2 $25.9 30.8 27.1
Europe  Estonia 33.0 $45.0 39.4 8.1
Europe  Slovakia 32.9 $191.2 40.8 48.8
Middle East and North Africa  Israel 32.7 $337.2 39.4 59.6
Europe  Malta 32.7 $21.3 36.5 45.4
Americas  Brazil 32.3 $3,365.3 38.9 87.9
Americas  Canada 32.2 $1,836.8 40.5 90.6
Asia-Pacific  New Zealand 32.0 $197.8 37.5 29.4
Americas  Barbados 31.8 $5.3 32.0 124.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Seychelles 31.7 $2.9 37.0 58.2
Americas  Uruguay 30.9 $81.6 33.4 70.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Djibouti 30.8 $4.0 39.3 67.4
Asia-Pacific  Japan 30.6 $5,594.5 38.4 237.1
Asia-Pacific  Solomon Islands 30.6 $1.4 46.8 12.1
Europe  Latvia 30.4 $57.8 37.3 37.6
Americas  Argentina 30.3 $915.1 40.5 86.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Namibia 30.1 $27.1 37.4 47.1
Europe  Lithuania 29.8 $97.0 33.7 35.9
Sub-Saharan Africa  Lesotho 29.1 $6.9 46.8 39.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Eswatini 29.1 $12.1 35.2 34.9
Asia-Pacific  Macau 28.9 $77.3 18.5 0.0
Americas  Dominica 28.7 $0.7 52.9 83.1
Sub-Saharan Africa  South Africa 28.6 $789.4 33.0 56.7
Europe   Switzerland 28.5 $548.5 34.0 40.5
Americas  Belize 28.2 $3.4 33.5 94.8
Asia-Pacific  Australia 27.8 $1,318.2 35.8 40.7
Americas  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27.8 $1.3 29.6 73.1
Europe  Bulgaria 27.7 $162.3 33.6 20.5
Americas  Jamaica 27.3 $27.0 29.0 99.4
Americas  United States 27.1 $20,494.1 38.1 105.8
Asia-Pacific  South Korea 26.9 $2,136.3 32.8 40.7
Middle East and North Africa  Algeria 26.6 $657.5 39.8 36.9
Asia-Pacific  Fiji 26.6 $9.1 32.2 49.7
Americas  Guyana 26.2 $6.7 34.5 57.0
Asia-Pacific  Brunei 26.0 $34.6 35.8 2.5
Europe  Albania 25.7 $38.4 29.1 68.6
Europe  Georgia 25.7 $42.6 29.6 44.5
Europe  North Macedonia 25.5 $32.6 31.1 39.5
Europe  Belarus 25.1 $189.2 39.1 47.8
Europe  Turkey 24.9 $2,292.5 34.6 29.1
Europe  Romania 24.7 $516.3 31.4 36.6
Europe  Russia 24.2 $4,213.4 34.7 14.0
Americas  Costa Rica 24.1 $88.2 19.7 53.5
Asia-Pacific  Samoa 24.1 $1.2 35.3 50.2
Americas  Bolivia 23.9 $84.1 39.1 53.9
Americas  Nicaragua 23.8 $35.7 27.4 37.2
Europe  Kosovo 23.3 $20.9 28.0 17.0
Asia-Pacific  Mongolia 23.2 $43.5 33.4 73.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Mozambique 23.2 $39.2 31.8 100.4
Americas  Honduras 22.8 $49.2 26.9 40.3
Europe  Ireland 22.8 $385.9 26.6 65.2
Americas  Saint Lucia 22.5 $2.5 25.5 66.8
Sub-Saharan Africa  Togo 22.2 $14.0 26.7 74.6
Americas  Trinidad and Tobago 22.2 $44.4 33.4 45.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Congo 22.1 $30.3 38.2 98.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Zimbabwe 22.1 $42.5 20.0 29.8
Sub-Saharan Africa  Senegal 22.0 $59.5 22.8 64.4
Middle East and North Africa  Morocco 21.8 $314.6 30.1 65.2
Middle East and North Africa  Tunisia 21.4 $144.2 30.0 77.0
Asia-Pacific  Tonga 21.3 $0.6 43.7 49.2
Sub-Saharan Africa  Gabon 21.1 $38.0 18.9 58.2
Europe  Armenia 20.8 $30.4 25.4 48.5
Asia-Pacific  Tajikistan 20.6 $31.1 34.0 47.9
Asia-Pacific  Maldives 20.5 $8.0 32.7 61.5
Americas  El Salvador 20.4 $53.4 23.9 67.1
Asia-Pacific    Nepal 20.3 $86.1 27.2 30.4
Americas  Chile 20.2 $481.8 25.3 25.6
Americas  Venezuela 20.2 $277.8 33.5 175.6
Sub-Saharan Africa  Mauritius 20.0 $30.0 24.4 65.2
Americas  Ecuador 19.9 $199.5 37.5 46.1
Asia-Pacific  Kyrgyzstan 19.8 $24.5 37.2 56.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Mauritania 19.7 $18.1 28.0 83.9
Americas  Colombia 18.8 $744.7 27.7 50.5
Asia-Pacific  Vietnam 18.6 $710.3 28.3 57.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Burkina Faso 18.1 $38.8 27.7 43.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Kenya 18.1 $177.3 26.1 57.2
Asia-Pacific  India 18.08 $10,505.3 31.15 89.6
Americas  Bahamas 17.9 $12.6 20.5 61.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Ghana 17.6 $190.7 20.0 59.6
Asia-Pacific  Thailand 17.6 $1,320.4 21.7 42.1
Asia-Pacific  China 17.5 $25,270.1 32.7 50.5
Asia-Pacific  Kiribati 17.5 $0.2 125.7 21.9
Sub-Saharan Africa  Ivory Coast 17.4 $107.0 24.2 52.2
Asia-Pacific  Uzbekistan 17.3 $250.3 29.0 23.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Malawi 17.3 $23.7 30.7 61.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Gambia 17.2 $6.1 21.9 83.2
Asia-Pacific  Vanuatu 17.1 $0.8 36.0 50.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Rwanda 16.6 $27.4 26.0 40.7
Asia-Pacific  Kazakhstan 16.4 $508.6 22.0 21.9
Asia-Pacific  Cambodia 16.2 $70.5 23.2 29.4
Americas  Mexico 16.2 $2,569.8 26.3 53.6
Sub-Saharan Africa  Mali 16.1 $44.2 21.8 36.6
Asia-Pacific  Turkmenistan 15.6 $112.7 15.1 29.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Comoros 15.5 $1.4 29.7 31.2
Americas  Peru 15.3 $457.5 21.3 26.8
Middle East and North Africa  Lebanon 15.3 $89.5 30.3 150.9
Middle East and North Africa  Egypt 15.2 $1,296.3 31.7 92.6
Sub-Saharan Africa  Zambia 15.2 $72.9 24.7 72.4
Middle East and North Africa  Jordan 15.0 $93.4 29.7 94.2
Americas  Panama 14.7 $106.8 21.8 39.4
Americas  Suriname 14.6 $8.9 29.0 69.6
Sub-Saharan Africa  Cameroon 14.4 $95.3 19.8 37.7
Sub-Saharan Africa  Niger 14.4 $23.5 26.5 55.1
Asia-Pacific  Philippines 14.2 $952.6 20.1 39.6
Asia-Pacific  Hong Kong 14.1 $480.5 18.0 0.1
Asia-Pacific  Singapore 14.1 $565.8 17.2 108.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Botswana 14.0 $41.9 32.1 12.9
Americas  Dominican Republic 13.9 $189.2 17.8 41.6
Americas  Paraguay 13.8 $94.5 19.5 21.6
Asia-Pacific  Papua New Guinea 13.7 $30.9 21.3 36.9
Asia-Pacific  Bhutan 13.6 $7.8 31.1 102.6
Sub-Saharan Africa  Burundi 13.6 $8.2 21.8 58.4
Asia-Pacific  Malaysia 13.6 $999.4 22.6 56.2
Europe  Azerbaijan 13.3 $179.7 35.1 19.4
Sub-Saharan Africa  Guinea 13.3 $30.7 16.9 38.7
Americas  Haiti 13.3 $20.7 18.8 33.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Benin 13.2 $27.7 23.0 54.6
Asia-Pacific  East Timor 13.1 $6.7 56.2 5.4
Sub-Saharan Africa  Uganda 13.1 $97.0 19.7 42.2
Asia-Pacific  Micronesia 13.0 $0.4 63.2 20.2
Asia-Pacific  Sri Lanka 12.6 $290.6 19.2 84.1
Asia-Pacific  Pakistan 12.5 $1,141.4 21.0 72.1
Americas  Guatemala 12.4 $145.6 12.1 24.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  São Tomé and Príncipe 12.1 $0.7 27.6 81.3
Asia-Pacific  Laos 12.0 $53.7 21.1 63.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Liberia 11.9 $6.3 33.9 40.5
Sub-Saharan Africa  Tanzania 11.8 $175.8 16.8 36.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Ethiopia 11.6 $219.5 17.5 61.1
Asia-Pacific  Indonesia 11.5 $3,494.7 16.7 29.2
Sub-Saharan Africa  Madagascar 11.5 $42.9 16.8 39.7
Sub-Saharan Africa  Sierra Leone 11.1 $12.3 23.4 71.3
Sub-Saharan Africa  Guinea-Bissau 10.3 $3.4 21.1 56.1
Sub-Saharan Africa  Angola 9.2 $199.3 21.8 88.1
Middle East and North Africa  United Arab Emirates 9.2 $723.7 30.5 18.7
Asia-Pacific  Bangladesh 9.1 $761.7 13.7 34.8
Asia-Pacific  Taiwan 8.9 $1,251.5 17.8 35.0
Sub-Saharan Africa  Eritrea 8.0 $10.0 29.1 129.4
Sub-Saharan Africa  Sudan 8.0 $177.7 13.6 163
Middle East and North Africa  Bahrain 7.8 $74.1 33.6 93.4
Sub-Saharan Africa  Chad 7.7 $30.2 14.8 46.6
Asia-Pacific  Afghanistan 7.6 $72.6 26.3 7.1
Sub-Saharan Africa  DR Congo 7.6 $72.9 12.4 15.7
Middle East and North Africa  Yemen 7.4 $73.3 10.8 63.2
Middle East and North Africa  Iran 7.3 $1,610.7 19.0 33.2
Sub-Saharan Africa  Cape Verde 6.9 $4.0 30.7 127.7
Sub-Saharan Africa  Central African Republic 6.9 $3.6 14.7 48.5
Asia-Pacific  Burma 6.1 $328.4 20.4 38.2
Sub-Saharan Africa  Equatorial Guinea 5.9 $29.8 21.3 35.9
Middle East and North Africa  Qatar 4.9 $354.8 34.3 48.4
Middle East and North Africa  Oman 4.2 $198.5 46.1 50.9
Sub-Saharan Africa  Nigeria 3.6 $1,168.5 11.2 28.4
Middle East and North Africa  Saudi Arabia 3.4 $1,857.5 35.7 19.1
Middle East and North Africa  Iraq 2.0 $673.3 36.7 48.4
Middle East and North Africa  Kuwait 1.4 $306.4 50.9 14.8
Asia-Pacific  North Korea N/A $40.00 N/A N/A
Middle East and North Africa  Libya N/A $74.7 105.8 4.9
Europe  Liechtenstein N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sub-Saharan Africa  Somalia N/A $21.2 N/A N/A
Middle East and North Africa  Syria N/A $64.5 N/A 130.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Total tax revenues". Our World in Data. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. ^ Heritage.org (2020). "Heritage data".
  3. ^ "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects". IMF.