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Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 124 countries in 2019, Denmark ranked the highest in tax revenue as a share of GDP with 32.3% followed by Seychelles and Lesotho. On the other end of the scale was Somalia with < 0.001%, United Arab Emirates with 0.965% and Iraq with 1.34%.

Data for more countries are available at Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Austria % 26.4% 26.4% 26.8% 25.4% 25.4% ...
Belize % 23.8% 25.5% 25.1% 26.0% 26.3% ... ...
Denmark % 33.8% 36.5% 33.9% 33.3% 33.4% ...
Greece % 23.8% 24.4% 24.6% 26.3% 25.9%
Jamaica % 24.0% 24.1% 24.8% 26.0% 26.2% ...
Lesotho % 35.1% 35.5% 33.6% 28.6% 31.7% ...
Luxembourg % 25.9% 25.7% 25.0% 24.9% 25.2% ...
Macao % 36.4% 34.8% 28.9% 27.6% 28.8%
Malta % 25.7% 26.0% 24.3% 25.2% 25.7% ...
Namibia % 33.1% 34.8% 33.6% 30.3% 32.1% ...
New Zealand % ... ... 26.6% 26.8% 27.4% 27.2% 27.6% ... ...
Seychelles % 28.1% 30.1% 29.6% 31.7% 32.1% ...
South Africa % 25.5% 25.9% 26.5% 26.3% 26.2% ...
Sweden % 26.5% 26.5% 27.1% 28.1% 28.1% ...
United Kingdom % 25.0% 24.8% 25.0% 25.3% 25.5% ...