Taxes on goods and services (% of revenue) - Country Ranking

Definition: Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Macao SAR, China 83.42 2017
2 The Bahamas 62.46 2018
3 Sudan 59.79 2016
4 Mauritius 58.40 2018
5 Georgia 55.61 2018
6 Sri Lanka 54.81 2018
7 Tajikistan 54.09 2004
8 Guatemala 53.34 2016
9 Albania 53.13 2018
10 Dominican Republic 52.06 2018
11 Bolivia 49.31 2007
12 Uganda 49.12 2018
13 Spain 48.60 2017
14 Barbados 48.36 2015
15 Seychelles 48.15 2016
16 Mali 48.14 2017
17 Belize 48.07 2017
18 Cambodia 48.04 2018
19 Zimbabwe 47.94 2017
20 Honduras 47.67 2015
21 Moldova 47.44 2018
22 Samoa 47.35 2018
23 Croatia 46.96 2017
24 Chile 46.90 2018
25 Nepal 46.01 2017
26 Serbia 45.91 2012
27 Fiji 45.83 2018
28 Nicaragua 45.18 2018
29 Morocco 44.92 2018
30 Uzbekistan 44.81 2018
31 Burkina Faso 44.50 2018
32 Latvia 44.42 2017
33 Bulgaria 44.20 2017
34 Ukraine 43.69 2018
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43.56 2018
36 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 43.46 2017
37 North Macedonia 43.14 2018
38 Tanzania 43.01 2018
39 Madagascar 42.51 2018
40 Thailand 42.45 2018
41 Cameroon 41.09 2017
42 Senegal 40.65 2015
43 Jordan 40.31 2017
44 Armenia 40.08 2018
45 Togo 39.88 2018
46 El Salvador 39.02 2017
47 Finland 38.70 2017
48 Kyrgyz Republic 38.61 2018
49 Estonia 38.17 2017
50 Indonesia 38.11 2017
51 Burundi 37.99 1999
52 Iceland 37.92 2018
53 Malawi 37.82 2018
54 Sweden 37.80 2017
55 Peru 37.00 2017
56 Zambia 36.89 2017
57 Poland 36.86 2017
58 Cyprus 36.71 2017
59 Hungary 36.67 2017
60 Slovenia 36.64 2017
61 Côte d'Ivoire 36.46 2017
62 Denmark 36.24 2017
63 Paraguay 36.10 2017
64 Japan 36.08 2017
65 Turkey 35.41 2018
66 Vanuatu 35.41 2018
67 Lithuania 35.09 2017
68 St. Lucia 34.80 2017
69 China 34.75 2016
70 Romania 33.91 2017
71 Israel 33.78 2018
72 Mozambique 33.47 2018
73 Greece 33.29 2018
74 Tonga 33.26 2017
75 Malta 33.21 2017
76 Portugal 33.16 2017
77 South Africa 33.01 2017
78 United Kingdom 32.88 2017
79 Lebanon 32.80 2017
80 Bangladesh 32.25 2016
81 The Gambia 31.60 2009
82 India 31.54 2017
83 Lesotho 31.33 2017
84 Mongolia 30.91 2017
85 Ireland 30.55 2018
86 Czech Republic 30.51 2017
87 Tunisia 30.51 2012
88 Ethiopia 30.47 2018
89 Argentina 30.25 2017
90 Switzerland 29.97 2018
91 Cabo Verde 29.51 2017
92 Kenya 29.43 2017
93 New Zealand 29.19 2018
94 Mexico 29.06 2018
95 Slovak Republic 28.54 2017
96 Rwanda 28.50 2017
97 Uruguay 28.20 2018
98 Luxembourg 28.08 2017
99 Ghana 27.44 2011
100 Philippines 27.28 2018
101 Austria 27.19 2017
102 Costa Rica 26.91 2018
103 Jamaica 26.62 2017
104 Netherlands 26.58 2017
105 Belgium 26.13 2017
106 Egypt 26.11 2015
107 Belarus 26.02 2017
108 Colombia 25.72 2017
109 Papua New Guinea 25.11 2018
110 Norway 25.08 2018
111 Palau 24.68 2018
112 St. Kitts and Nevis 24.33 2017
113 Italy 23.85 2017
114 Guinea-Bissau 23.73 2017
115 France 22.68 2017
116 Germany 22.05 2017
117 Korea 21.74 2017
118 Russia 21.71 2018
119 Kazakhstan 21.44 2018
120 San Marino 21.20 2016
121 Namibia 21.15 2018
122 Singapore 21.09 2018
123 Brazil 21.00 2017
124 Niger 20.94 1980
125 Bhutan 20.75 2017
126 Guinea 20.48 1992
127 Australia 20.01 2018
128 Myanmar 19.66 2017
129 Azerbaijan 19.49 2017
130 Malaysia 19.46 2018
131 Solomon Islands 14.78 2018
132 Central African Republic 14.68 2016
133 Trinidad and Tobago 14.48 2015
134 Botswana 13.90 2018
135 Liberia 12.36 2013
136 Kiribati 12.34 2017
137 Gabon 10.20 2018
138 Congo 9.84 2012
139 Afghanistan 8.60 2017
140 Benin 8.50 1979
141 Somalia 7.99 2018
142 Angola 7.45 2017
143 Timor-Leste 6.98 2017
144 Equatorial Guinea 6.11 2017
145 Saudi Arabia 5.47 2017
146 Iran 3.52 2009
147 United States 3.04 2018
148 Bahrain 2.45 2004
149 Nauru 2.30 2017
150 Iraq 1.47 2016
151 United Arab Emirates 1.26 2018
152 Kuwait 1.19 2015

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Limitations and Exceptions: For most countries central government finance data have been consolidated into one account, but for others only budgetary central government accounts are available. Countries reporting budgetary data are noted in the country metadata. Because budgetary accounts may not include all central government units (such as social security funds), they usually provide an incomplete picture. In federal states the central government accounts provide an incomplete view of total public finance. Data on government revenue and expense are collected by the IMF through questionnaires to member countries and by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite IMF efforts to standardize data collection, statistics are often incomplete, untimely, and not comparable across countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014, harmonized with the 2008 SNA, recommends an accrual accounting method, focusing on all economic events affecting assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses, not just those represented by cash transactions. It accounts for all changes in stocks, so stock data at the end of an accounting period equal stock data at the beginning of the period plus flows over the period. The 1986 manual considered only debt stocks. Government finance statistics are reported in local currency. Many countries report government finance data by fiscal year; see country metadata for information on fiscal year end by country.

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual