* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Tax revenue, percent of GDP, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 105 countries was 17.48 percent. The highest value was in Denmark: 34.81 percent and the lowest value was in the United Arab Emirates: 0.54 percent. The indicator is available from 1972 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Tax revenue, 2021 Global rank Available data
Denmark 34.81 1 1972 - 2021
Lesotho 32.73 2 1982 - 2022
New Zealand 28.84 3 1972 - 2022
Namibia 27.97 4 1990 - 2021
Kiribati 27.38 5 2011 - 2021
Sweden 27.21 6 1972 - 2021
UK 26.22 7 1972 - 2021
Luxembourg 26.11 8 1972 - 2021
South Africa 25.85 9 1972 - 2021
Austria 25.84 10 1972 - 2021
Greece 25.37 11 1972 - 2021
Norway 25.08 12 1972 - 2021
Samoa 25.02 13 2012 - 2021
Italy 24.93 14 1973 - 2021
Israel 24.62 15 1995 - 2021
Netherlands 24.35 16 1973 - 2021
France 23.96 17 1972 - 2021
Malta 23.77 18 1972 - 2021
Cyprus 23.23 19 1975 - 2021
Belgium 23.1 20 1995 - 2021
Australia 23.03 21 1972 - 2022
Mozambique 22.75 22 2010 - 2021
Botswana 22.25 23 1990 - 2021
Portugal 22.01 24 1973 - 2021
Armenia 22 25 2004 - 2021
Latvia 21.92 26 1995 - 2021
Georgia 21.73 27 1995 - 2022
Iceland 21.58 28 1972 - 2022
Hungary 21.49 29 1991 - 2021
Palestine 21.47 30 2005 - 2021
Estonia 21.42 31 1995 - 2021
Lithuania 21.27 32 1995 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 20.67 33 2011 - 2021
Finland 20.65 34 1972 - 2021
Bulgaria 20.63 35 1990 - 2021
Serbia 20.61 36 2007 - 2021
Croatia 20.13 37 1995 - 2021
Morocco 19.69 38 1990 - 2022
Chile 19.6 39 1972 - 2021
El Salvador 19.42 40 1998 - 2021
Macao 19.31 41 1996 - 2021
Slovakia 19.3 42 1995 - 2021
Poland 19.15 43 1994 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 19.12 44 2005 - 2022
Ukraine 19.08 45 1999 - 2022
Nicaragua 18.9 46 1990 - 2022
Moldova 18.39 47 1996 - 2022
Slovenia 18.27 48 1995 - 2021
Mauritius 18.26 49 1976 - 2022
Albania 18.2 50 1995 - 2021
Turkey 17.86 51 1972 - 2022
Senegal 17.52 52 2015 - 2022
Nepal 17.49 53 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 17.39 54 2005 - 2021
San Marino 17.3 55 2002 - 2021
Ireland 17.16 56 1972 - 2021
Mongolia 16.91 57 1992 - 2021
Zambia 16.78 58 1990 - 2021
South Korea 16.73 59 1972 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 16.49 60 2014 - 2021
Cambodia 16.36 61 2002 - 2021
Peru 16.11 62 1972 - 2021
Burkina Faso 15.98 63 2002 - 2021
Fiji 15.87 64 1990 - 2021
Spain 15.03 65 1972 - 2021
Romania 14.96 66 1981 - 2021
Colombia 14.45 67 1998 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 14.38 68 1972 - 2021
Brazil 14.32 69 2010 - 2022
Thailand 14.32 70 1972 - 2021
Philippines 14.13 71 1990 - 2022
Costa Rica 14 72 1972 - 2021
Bahamas 13.98 73 1990 - 2022
Mexico 13.45 74 1972 - 2021
Azerbaijan 13.42 75 1994 - 2021
Czechia 13.36 76 1993 - 2021
Kenya 13.26 77 2014 - 2021
Canada 13.22 78 1990 - 2022
Singapore 13.12 79 1972 - 2021
Ecuador 12.86 80 2013 - 2022
Belarus 12.83 81 1992 - 2021
Ivory Coast 12.56 82 1990 - 2021
Uganda 12.46 83 2015 - 2021
Russia 11.65 84 1999 - 2021
Guatemala 11.61 85 1990 - 2021
Argentina 11.47 86 1990 - 2021
USA 11.44 87 1972 - 2022
Malawi 11.38 88 2009 - 2021
Cameroon 11.35 89 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 11.21 90 1996 - 2021
Germany 11.18 91 1972 - 2021
Tajikistan 10.35 92 1998 - 2021
Madagascar 10.24 93 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 10.09 94 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 9.79 95 2005 - 2021
Kazakhstan 9.45 96 1997 - 2021
Indonesia 9.09 97 1972 - 2021
C.A. Republic 8.21 98 2004 - 2021
China 7.97 99 2005 - 2021
Bangladesh 7.64 100 2001 - 2021
Panama 7.46 101 2014 - 2021
Sri Lanka 7.38 102 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 5.68 103 1997 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 5.44 104 2006 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.54 105 1997 - 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.

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