Cameroon: Tax revenue

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 Cameroon

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.35
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 10.27
 Min - Max 5.9 - 12.35
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Cameroon from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Cameroon during that period was 10.27 percent with a minimum of 5.9 percent in 1994 and a maximum of 12.35 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 11.35 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 105 countries is 17.49 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Cameroon - Tax revenue - recent values

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Cameroon - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1990-2021




Definition: Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes. Certain compulsory transfers such as fines, penalties, and most social security contributions are excluded. Refunds and corrections of erroneously collected tax revenue are treated as negative revenue.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 10.96 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 4.78 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -1.90 2022 percent
 Government debt 45.51 2022 percent
 Government expenditure 724.80 Q3/2022 billion
 Tax revenue 11.35 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 57.70 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 624 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 44 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 43.29 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 11.24 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 21.77 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 1,126.38 2021 million U.S. dollars
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