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 Iran 20.92 2011
3 Djibouti 18.92 2014
4 Cameroon 18.91 2014
5 Gabon 18.89 2016
6 Equatorial Guinea 18.65 2007
7 Central African Republic 18.34 2016
8 Chad 18.16 2016
9 Ethiopia 17.87 2015
10 The Gambia 15.60 2013
11 Syrian Arab Republic 15.16 2013
12 Cabo Verde 14.82 2015
13 Uzbekistan 13.66 2015
14 Brazil 13.56 2016
15 Guinea 13.52 2012
16 Guinea-Bissau 13.39 2014
17 Côte d'Ivoire 13.09 2016
17 Senegal 13.09 2016
19 Bangladesh 12.97 2016
20 Congo 12.91 2015
21 Sierra Leone 12.88 2012
22 Togo 12.76 2016
23 Argentina 12.58 2016
24 Sudan 12.56 2011
25 Pakistan 12.49 2016
26 Cambodia 12.45 2016
27 Nigeria 12.44 2016
28 Mauritania 12.38 2015
29 Niger 12.36 2016
30 Antigua and Barbuda 12.30 2016
30 Ghana 12.30 2016
32 Algeria 12.24 2016
32 Mali 12.24 2016
34 Benin 12.19 2016
35 Bhutan 12.18 2015
36 Kenya 12.05 2016
36 Barbados 12.05 2013
38 Tanzania 12.04 2016
39 Nepal 12.02 2016
40 Comoros 12.00 2015
41 Fiji 11.96 2015
42 Samoa 11.81 2016
43 Dem. Rep. Congo 11.65 2014
44 Uganda 11.59 2016
45 St. Kitts and Nevis 11.55 2016
46 Rwanda 11.45 2016
47 Burkina Faso 11.38 2016
48 Venezuela 11.20 2016
49 Trinidad and Tobago 11.10 2013
50 Tonga 11.09 2016
51 Belize 10.97 2016
52 Angola 10.90 2016
53 Suriname 10.84 2013
54 Grenada 10.81 2016
55 Zambia 10.78 2016
56 Dominica 10.76 2016
57 Burundi 10.29 2016
58 Jamaica 10.28 2016
59 Madagascar 10.26 2016
60 Tunisia 10.21 2016
61 Cuba 10.17 2016
62 Korea 10.14 2016
63 Liberia 10.12 2014
64 Bolivia 10.05 2016
65 Uruguay 9.94 2016
66 Guyana 9.85 2016
67 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 9.80 2016
68 St. Lucia 9.67 2016
69 Zimbabwe 9.56 2016
69 Eritrea 9.56 2006
71 Malawi 9.17 2016
72 Vanuatu 8.94 2016
73 Solomon Islands 8.56 2016
74 India 8.55 2016
75 Azerbaijan 8.52 2015
76 Tuvalu 8.50 2010
77 Ecuador 8.48 2016
78 Paraguay 8.28 2016
79 Serbia 8.09 2005
80 Egypt 8.05 2016
81 Botswana 7.99 2016
82 Sri Lanka 7.87 2015
83 China 7.76 2016
84 Thailand 7.67 2015
85 Dominican Republic 7.49 2016
86 Panama 7.37 2015
87 Namibia 7.24 2016
88 Mozambique 7.16 2016
89 Afghanistan 6.47 2013
90 Vietnam 6.40 2016
91 South Africa 6.37 2016
92 Haiti 6.33 2016
93 Macedonia 6.31 2016
93 Indonesia 6.31 2016
95 Mexico 6.12 2016
96 Chile 5.99 2016
97 Jordan 5.72 2016
98 Yemen 5.47 2016
99 Turkmenistan 5.43 2002
100 Russia 5.36 2016
101 Moldova 5.34 2016
102 Malaysia 5.22 2016
103 Tajikistan 5.16 2016
104 Kazakhstan 5.13 2016
105 Philippines 5.12 2016
106 Saudi Arabia 5.08 2015
107 Colombia 5.04 2016
107 Belarus 5.04 2016
109 Armenia 4.93 2016
109 Mongolia 4.93 2015
111 Kyrgyz Republic 4.54 2016
112 Ukraine 4.49 2016
113 Honduras 4.32 2015
114 Morocco 4.30 2016
115 Myanmar 4.21 2015
115 Swaziland 4.21 2016
117 Papua New Guinea 4.10 2013
118 United Arab Emirates 3.90 2016
119 Kuwait 3.84 2016
120 El Salvador 3.83 2015
121 Costa Rica 3.81 2016
122 Lebanon 3.69 2016
123 Qatar 3.67 2016
124 Nicaragua 3.63 2016
125 Bahrain 3.59 2016
126 Oman 3.53 2016
127 Israel 3.43 2016
128 Guatemala 3.33 2015
129 Palau 3.14 2016
130 Lesotho 2.88 2016
131 Peru 2.81 2015
132 Seychelles 2.80 2016
133 United States 2.79 2016
134 Timor-Leste 2.50 2016
135 Turkey 2.45 2016
136 Canada 2.44 2016
137 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.43 2016
138 Montenegro 2.41 2012
139 Japan 2.35 2016
140 Australia 2.29 2016
141 New Zealand 2.10 2016
142 Lao PDR 2.03 2016
143 Italy 1.92 2016
143 Croatia 1.92 2016
143 Malta 1.92 2016
143 Bulgaria 1.92 2016
143 Greece 1.92 2016
143 Czech Republic 1.92 2016
143 Germany 1.92 2016
143 Belgium 1.92 2016
143 Denmark 1.92 2016
143 Portugal 1.92 2016
143 Netherlands 1.92 2016
143 Slovak Republic 1.92 2016
143 Estonia 1.92 2016
143 Cyprus 1.92 2016
143 Poland 1.92 2016
143 Romania 1.92 2016
143 Spain 1.92 2016
143 Ireland 1.92 2016
143 France 1.92 2016
143 Hungary 1.92 2016
143 Finland 1.92 2016
143 United Kingdom 1.92 2016
143 Latvia 1.92 2016
143 Sweden 1.92 2016
143 Austria 1.92 2016
143 Lithuania 1.92 2016
143 Luxembourg 1.92 2016
143 Slovenia 1.92 2016
171 Mauritius 1.45 2016
172 Albania 1.44 2016
173 Brunei 1.21 2016
174 Georgia 1.20 2016
175 Iceland 0.76 2016
176 Norway 0.75 2016
177 Libya 0.00 2006
177 Macao SAR, China 0.00 2016
177 Hong Kong SAR, China 0.00 2016
177 Singapore 0.00 2016
177 Switzerland 0.00 2016

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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