Tariff rate, applied, simple mean, all products (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Simple mean applied tariff is the unweighted average of effectively applied rates for all products subject to tariffs calculated for all traded goods. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of simple mean tariffs.

Source: World Bank staff estimates using the World Integrated Trade Solution system, based on data from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS) database and the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Integrate

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Rank Country Value Year
1 The Bahamas 26.78 2016
2 Cayman Islands 23.03 2016
3 Iran 20.92 2011
4 Djibouti 18.92 2014
5 Cameroon 18.91 2014
6 Gabon 18.89 2016
7 Equatorial Guinea 18.65 2007
8 Chad 18.16 2016
9 Ethiopia 17.87 2015
10 Central African Republic 15.99 2017
11 The Gambia 15.60 2013
12 Syrian Arab Republic 15.16 2013
13 Cabo Verde 14.82 2015
14 Zambia 14.72 2016
15 Guinea-Bissau 14.44 2017
16 Sudan 14.28 2017
17 Fiji 14.19 2017
18 Palau 14.14 2017
19 Uzbekistan 13.66 2015
20 Benin 13.63 2017
21 St. Kitts and Nevis 13.54 2017
22 Brazil 13.41 2017
23 Togo 13.31 2017
24 Niger 13.27 2017
25 Guinea 13.26 2017
26 Senegal 13.17 2017
27 Bangladesh 12.96 2016
28 Congo 12.91 2015
29 Sierra Leone 12.88 2012
30 Côte d'Ivoire 12.84 2017
31 Mali 12.82 2017
32 Argentina 12.73 2017
33 Nepal 12.65 2016
34 Barbados 12.55 2013
34 Pakistan 12.55 2016
36 Cambodia 12.45 2016
37 Nigeria 12.44 2016
38 Burkina Faso 12.41 2017
39 Mauritania 12.38 2015
40 Ghana 12.33 2017
41 Algeria 12.32 2017
42 Samoa 12.22 2017
43 Bhutan 12.18 2015
44 Tanzania 12.17 2016
45 Kenya 12.11 2016
46 Venezuela 11.88 2017
47 Nauru 11.73 2016
48 Uganda 11.71 2016
49 Dem. Rep. Congo 11.65 2014
50 Antigua and Barbuda 11.64 2017
51 Rwanda 11.50 2016
52 Trinidad and Tobago 11.43 2013
53 Belize 11.09 2017
54 Angola 10.90 2016
55 Tonga 10.89 2017
56 Suriname 10.84 2013
57 Grenada 10.81 2016
58 Comoros 10.80 2017
59 Burundi 10.43 2016
59 Dominica 10.43 2017
61 Sri Lanka 10.35 2017
62 Bolivia 10.33 2017
63 Jamaica 10.28 2016
64 Tunisia 10.21 2016
65 Egypt 10.14 2017
65 Vanuatu 10.14 2017
67 Solomon Islands 10.09 2017
68 Uruguay 10.02 2017
69 Cuba 9.95 2017
70 São Tomé and Principe 9.84 2016
71 Guyana 9.77 2017
72 Liberia 9.67 2014
72 St. Lucia 9.67 2016
74 Eritrea 9.56 2006
74 Zimbabwe 9.56 2016
76 Ecuador 9.42 2017
77 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 9.38 2017
78 Malawi 9.17 2016
79 India 8.88 2017
80 Tuvalu 8.85 2017
81 Azerbaijan 8.52 2015
82 China 8.46 2017
83 Paraguay 8.11 2017
84 Serbia 8.09 2005
85 Thailand 7.96 2015
86 Panama 7.37 2015
87 Mozambique 7.16 2016
88 South Africa 6.67 2017
89 Vietnam 6.51 2017
90 Afghanistan 6.47 2013
91 Haiti 6.33 2016
92 Dominican Republic 6.32 2017
93 Malaysia 6.22 2016
94 Madagascar 6.17 2017
95 Namibia 6.05 2017
96 Indonesia 5.86 2017
97 Yemen 5.76 2017
98 Korea 5.36 2017
99 Turkmenistan 5.35 2002
100 Moldova 5.34 2016
101 Tajikistan 5.08 2017
101 Mongolia 5.08 2017
103 Russia 5.06 2017
104 Belarus 4.92 2017
105 Jordan 4.84 2017
106 Switzerland 4.80 2017
107 Kazakhstan 4.79 2017
108 Papua New Guinea 4.72 2013
109 Armenia 4.60 2017
110 United Arab Emirates 4.56 2017
111 Saudi Arabia 4.54 2017
112 Colombia 4.39 2017
113 Honduras 4.32 2015
114 Myanmar 4.21 2015
115 Kyrgyz Republic 4.12 2017
116 Bahrain 4.08 2017
117 Botswana 4.07 2017
118 Qatar 4.00 2017
119 Kuwait 3.88 2017
120 Costa Rica 3.81 2016
121 Philippines 3.70 2017
122 Japan 3.69 2017
122 El Salvador 3.69 2017
124 Oman 3.66 2017
125 Norway 3.62 2017
126 Nicaragua 3.48 2017
127 Lebanon 3.46 2017
128 United States 3.36 2017
129 North Macedonia 3.35 2017
130 Guatemala 3.33 2015
131 Eswatini 2.98 2017
132 Mexico 2.97 2017
133 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.88 2017
134 Turkey 2.74 2017
134 Seychelles 2.74 2017
136 Ukraine 2.59 2017
137 Morocco 2.57 2017
138 Timor-Leste 2.50 2016
139 Croatia 2.48 2016
140 Malta 2.35 2017
140 Romania 2.35 2017
140 Estonia 2.35 2017
140 Lesotho 2.35 2017
140 Spain 2.35 2017
140 Italy 2.35 2017
140 Czech Republic 2.35 2017
140 Slovenia 2.35 2017
140 Bulgaria 2.35 2017
140 Greece 2.35 2017
140 Lithuania 2.35 2017
140 Hungary 2.35 2017
140 Denmark 2.35 2017
140 Poland 2.35 2017
140 Austria 2.35 2017
140 Slovak Republic 2.35 2017
140 Luxembourg 2.35 2017
140 Cyprus 2.35 2017
140 Finland 2.35 2017
140 United Kingdom 2.35 2017
140 Belgium 2.35 2017
140 Germany 2.35 2017
140 Netherlands 2.35 2017
140 Portugal 2.35 2017
140 Ireland 2.35 2017
140 France 2.35 2017
140 Sweden 2.35 2017
140 Latvia 2.35 2017
168 Australia 2.23 2017
169 New Zealand 2.13 2017
170 Canada 1.99 2017
171 Lao PDR 1.95 2017
172 Israel 1.89 2017
173 Montenegro 1.77 2017
174 Peru 1.38 2017
175 Iceland 1.29 2017
176 Mauritius 1.25 2017
177 Georgia 1.23 2016
178 Albania 1.22 2017
179 Chile 1.04 2017
180 Singapore 0.19 2017
181 Brunei 0.15 2017
182 Libya 0.00 2006
182 Macao SAR, China 0.00 2017
182 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.00 2017

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Development Relevance: Poor people in developing countries work primarily in agriculture and labor-intensive manufactures, sectors that confront the greatest trade barriers. Removing barriers to merchandise trade could increase growth in these countries - even more if trade in services were also liberalized. In general, tariffs in high-income countries on imports from developing countries, though low, are twice those collected from other high-income countries. But protection is also an issue for developing countries, which maintain high tariffs on agricultural commodities, labor-intensive manufactures, and other products and services. Countries use a combination of tariff and nontariff measures to regulate imports. The most common form of tariff is an ad valorem duty, based on the value of the import, but tariffs may also be levied on a specific, or per unit, basis or may combine ad valorem and specific rates. Tariffs may be used to raise fiscal revenues or to protect domestic industries from foreign competition - or both. Nontariff barriers, which limit the quantity of imports of a particular good, include quotas, prohibitions, licensing schemes, export restraint arrangements, and health and quarantine measures. Because of the difficulty of combining nontariff barriers into an aggregate indicator, they are not included in the data. Some countries set fairly uniform tariff rates across all imports. Others are selective, setting high tariffs to protect favored domestic industries. The effective rate of protection - the degree to which the value added in an industry is protected - may exceed the nominal rate if the tariff system systematically differentiates among imports of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Simple averages are often a better indicator of tariff protection than weighted averages, which are biased downward because higher tariffs discourage trade and reduce the weights applied to these tariffs.

Periodicity: Annual