Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) fell to 13.1% in Bhutan in 2016

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Bhutan | December 1, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 13.1 % in 2016 in Bhutan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.68 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Bhutan reached an all time high of 14.7 % in 2012 and an all time low of 4.41 % in 1990. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Bangladesh amounted to 8.77 %, 9.16 % in China and 18.7 % in Nepal in 2016.

Bhutan has been ranked 88th within the group of 114 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 23 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh % 8.69% 9.02% 8.96% 8.64% 8.50% ...
Bhutan % 13.5% 14.7% 14.4% 13.3% 13.8% ...
China % 10.3% 10.2% 9.87% 9.67% 9.37% ...
India % 8.98% 10.8% 11.0% ... ... ... ...
Japan % 9.36% 9.68% 10.4% 11.5% 11.4%
Myanmar % ... ... ... 4.52% 5.53% 5.84% 6.01%
Nepal % 13.3% 13.9% 15.3% 15.9% 16.7%
Pakistan % 9.19% 10.1% 11.1% 9.99% ... ... ...
Russia % 13.9% 13.7% 12.9% 13.2% 10.6%
Sri Lanka % 11.3% 10.4% 10.5% 10.1% 12.4%
USA % 9.57% 9.80% 10.5% 11.0% 11.2%