* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Tax revenue, percent of GDP, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 116 countries was 17.48 percent.The highest value was in Denmark: 34.28 percent and the lowest value was in Somalia: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Tax revenue, 2019 Global rank Available data
Denmark 34.28 1 1972 - 2019
Lesotho 32.88 2 1982 - 2019
Namibia 30.46 3 1990 - 2019
Macao 29.71 4 1996 - 2019
New Zealand 28.16 5 1972 - 2019
Jamaica 27.45 6 1988 - 2019
Sweden 27.3 7 1972 - 2019
Mozambique 26.9 8 2010 - 2019
Luxembourg 26.58 9 1972 - 2019
Greece 26.19 10 1972 - 2019
Samoa 26.17 11 2012 - 2019
Kiribati 25.68 12 2011 - 2019
Austria 25.58 13 1972 - 2019
Malta 25.5 14 1972 - 2019
UK 24.91 15 1972 - 2019
Italy 24.59 16 1973 - 2019
France 24.55 17 1972 - 2019
South Africa 24.22 18 1972 - 2019
Serbia 24.05 19 2007 - 2019
Netherlands 24.02 20 1973 - 2019
Cyprus 23.45 21 1975 - 2019
Australia 23.41 22 1972 - 2019
Norway 23.16 23 1972 - 2019
Georgia 23.12 24 1995 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 22.93 25 2011 - 2020
Fiji 22.68 26 1990 - 2019
Belgium 22.61 27 1995 - 2019
Hungary 22.48 28 1991 - 2019
Israel 22.36 29 1995 - 2019
Armenia 22.29 30 2004 - 2019
Portugal 22.2 31 1973 - 2019
Iceland 21.78 32 1972 - 2019
Croatia 21.71 33 1995 - 2019
Morocco 21.42 34 1990 - 2019
Estonia 21.32 35 1995 - 2019
Botswana 21.27 36 1990 - 2019
Latvia 21.27 37 1995 - 2019
Finland 20.67 38 1972 - 2019
Palau 20.42 39 2008 - 2019
Bulgaria 20.23 40 1990 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 20.1 41 2005 - 2019
Mauritius 19.95 42 1976 - 2019
Lithuania 19.83 43 1995 - 2019
Nepal 19.81 44 1990 - 2019
Cambodia 19.73 45 2002 - 2019
Micronesia 19.23 46 2008 - 2019
Euro area 19.22 47 1972 - 2019
Ukraine 19.2 48 1999 - 2019
Slovakia 18.7 49 1995 - 2019
Slovenia 18.28 50 1995 - 2019
Albania 18.15 51 1995 - 2019
Uruguay 18.15 52 1972 - 2019
El Salvador 18.07 53 1998 - 2019
Chile 17.8 54 1972 - 2019
Ireland 17.73 55 1972 - 2019
Vanuatu 17.63 56 1990 - 2019
Nicaragua 17.54 57 1990 - 2019
Moldova 17.31 58 1996 - 2019
Poland 17.3 59 1994 - 2019
North Macedonia 17.08 60 2005 - 2019
San Marino 16.91 61 2002 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 16.86 62 2014 - 2019
Bahamas 16.7 63 1990 - 2019
Zambia 16.68 64 1990 - 2019
Turkey 16.53 65 1972 - 2020
Burkina Faso 15.5 66 2002 - 2019
Lebanon 15.3 67 1997 - 2019
South Korea 15.2 68 1972 - 2019
Colombia 15.07 69 1998 - 2019
Kenya 15.07 70 2014 - 2019
Jordan 14.81 71 1990 - 2019
Czechia 14.69 72 1993 - 2019
Thailand 14.65 73 1972 - 2019
Romania 14.6 74 1981 - 2019
Rwanda 14.59 75 1973 - 2019
Peru 14.52 76 1972 - 2019
Mali 14.5 77 2000 - 2019
Philippines 14.49 78 1990 - 2019
Azerbaijan 14.22 79 1994 - 2019
Spain 13.76 80 1972 - 2019
Brazil 13.74 81 2010 - 2019
Costa Rica 13.45 82 1972 - 2019
Belarus 13.3 83 1992 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 13.3 84 1972 - 2019
Canada 13.27 85 1990 - 2019
Singapore 13.24 86 1972 - 2019
Togo 13.16 87 2004 - 2019
Mexico 13.14 88 1972 - 2019
Papua N.G. 13.02 89 1990 - 2019
Uzbekistan 12.7 90 2011 - 2019
Uganda 12.24 91 2015 - 2019
Ghana 12.04 92 1990 - 2019
Ivory Coast 12.03 93 1990 - 2019
Malawi 12 94 2009 - 2020
Malaysia 11.93 95 1996 - 2019
Kazakhstan 11.79 96 1997 - 2019
Sri Lanka 11.56 97 1990 - 2019
Gabon 11.48 98 2012 - 2019
Germany 11.4 99 1972 - 2019
Russia 10.98 100 1999 - 2019
Madagascar 10.53 101 1990 - 2019
Argentina 10.48 102 1990 - 2019
Guatemala 10.46 103 1990 - 2019
USA 10.02 104 1972 - 2020
Paraguay 10 105 2005 - 2019
Switzerland 9.78 106 1980 - 2019
Indonesia 9.75 107 1972 - 2019
G.-Bissau 9.46 108 2017 - 2019
Angola 9.38 109 1999 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 9.26 110 2006 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 7.4 111 2010 - 2019
Ethiopia 6.66 112 1990 - 2019
Burma 6.44 113 1973 - 2019
Iraq 1.34 114 2014 - 2019
UA Emirates 0.97 115 1997 - 2019
Somalia 0 116 2017 - 2019


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.
34.28
32.88
30.46
29.71
28.16
27.45
27.30
26.90
26.58
26.19
26.17
25.68
25.58
25.50
24.91
24.59
24.55
24.22
24.05
24.02
23.45
23.41
23.16
23.12
22.93
22.68
22.61
22.48
22.36
22.29
22.20
21.78
21.71
21.42
21.32
21.27
21.27
20.67
20.42
20.23
20.10
19.95
19.83
19.81
19.73
19.23
19.22
19.20
18.70
18.28
18.15
18.15
18.07
17.80
17.73
17.63
17.54
17.31
17.30
17.08
16.91
16.86
16.70
16.68
16.53
15.50
15.30
15.20
15.07
15.07
14.81
14.69
14.65
14.60
14.59
14.52
14.50
14.49
14.22
13.76
13.74
13.45
13.30
13.30
13.27
13.24
13.16
13.14
13.02
12.70
12.24
12.04
12.03
12.00
11.93
11.79
11.56
11.48
11.40
10.98
10.53
10.48
10.46
10.02
10.00
9.78
9.75
9.46
9.38
9.26
7.40
6.66
6.44
1.34
0.97
0.00
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17.1
25.7
34.28
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