Lesotho: Tax revenue

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 Lesotho

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 32.05
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1982 - 2022
 Average 31.45
 Min - Max 22.94 - 39.99
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1982 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 31.45 percent with a minimum of 22.94 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 39.99 percent in 2009. The latest value from 2022 is 32.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 20 countries is 19.12 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
Lesotho - Tax revenue - recent values

Historical chart
Lesotho - Tax revenue - historical chart - 1982-2022




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 34.98 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 0.78 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.50 2019 percent
 Government debt 52.10 2021 percent
 Tax revenue 32.05 2022 percent
 Commercial tax rate 13.60 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 327 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 32 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 31.37 2022 percent
 Taxes on international trade 8.76 2022 percent
 Income and profits taxes 23.29 2022 percent
 Foreign aid 177.22 2021 million U.S. dollars
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