Malawi: Tax revenue

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 Malawi

Tax revenue, percent of GDP

 Latest value 11.38
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2009 - 2021
 Average 10.91
 Min - Max 9.32 - 12.18
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2009 to 2021. The average value for Malawi during that period was 10.91 percent with a minimum of 9.32 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 12.18 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 11.38 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
Malawi - Tax revenue - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malawi - Tax revenue - historical chart - 2009-2021




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
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -6.80 2022 percent
 Government debt 81.26 2023 percent
 Tax revenue 11.38 2021 percent
 Commercial tax rate 34.50 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 169 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 35 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 37.17 2021 percent
 Taxes on international trade 6.58 2021 percent
 Income and profits taxes 38.40 2021 percent
 Foreign aid 1,154.61 2021 million U.S. dollars
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