Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) fell to 13.1% in Malaysia in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Malaysia | December 1, 2019
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 13.1 % in 2017 in Malaysia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.57 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Malaysia reached an all time high of 19.8 % in 1997 and an all time low of 13.1 % in 2017. When compared to Malaysia's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Cambodia amounted to 15.8 %, 14.8 % in Singapore and 14.8 % in Thailand in 2017.

Malaysia has been ranked 84th within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 1 places behind 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
Cambodia % 10.2% 11.1% 12.1% 14.6% 14.6%
China % 10.3% 10.2% 9.87% 9.67% 9.37% ...
Indonesia % 11.2% 11.4% 11.3% 10.8% 10.8%
Laos % 13.1% 13.6% 13.7% 13.8% 13.5%
Malaysia % 14.8% 15.6% 15.3% 14.8% 14.3%
Myanmar % ... ... ... 4.52% 5.53% 5.84% 6.01%
Philippines % 12.4% 12.9% 13.3% 13.6% 13.6%
Singapore % 13.3% 13.8% 13.4% 13.7% 13.3%
Thailand % 16.4% 15.4% 17.0% 15.8% 16.1%
Vietnam % 22.2% 19.0% 19.1% ... ... ... ...