Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) fell to 14.0% in Papua New Guinea in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Papua New Guinea | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 14.0 % in 2017 in Papua New Guinea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.18 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Papua New Guinea reached an all time high of 24.7 % in 2001 and an all time low of 14.0 % in 2017. When compared to Papua New Guinea's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Australia amounted to 22.2 %, 9.88 % in Indonesia, 27.6 % in New Zealand and 14.2 % in Philippines in 2017.

Papua New Guinea has been ranked 76th within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP.

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
Australia % 20.4% 21.2% 22.1% 22.0% 22.0%
China % 10.3% 10.2% 9.87% 9.67% 9.37% ...
Indonesia % 11.2% 11.4% 11.3% 10.8% 10.8%
Malaysia % 14.8% 15.6% 15.3% 14.8% 14.3%
New Zealand % 25.6% 26.8% 26.6% 26.8% 27.4%
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... 18.0% 16.0%
Philippines % 12.4% 12.9% 13.3% 13.6% 13.6%
Singapore % 13.3% 13.8% 13.4% 13.7% 13.3%
Taiwan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Vietnam % 22.2% 19.0% 19.1% ... ... ... ...