Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) fell to 9.16% in China in 2016

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | China | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 9.16 % in 2016 in China, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.31 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in China reached an all time high of 10.3 % in 2009 and an all time low of 8.57 % in 2005. When compared to China's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Japan amounted to 11.1 %, 9.14 % in Russia and 11.0 % in USA in 2016.

China has been ranked 106th within the group of 114 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 4 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% ...
Canada % 11.8% 11.7% 11.7% 11.8% 12.4%
China % 10.3% 10.2% 9.87% 9.67% 9.37% ...
Germany % 11.4% 11.6% 11.6% 11.4% 11.3%
India % 8.98% 10.8% 11.0% ... ... ... ...
Japan % 9.36% 9.68% 10.4% 11.5% 11.4%
Mexico % 10.0% 9.77% 10.3% 10.6% 12.8%
Pakistan % 9.19% 10.1% 11.1% 9.99% ... ... ...
Russia % 13.9% 13.7% 12.9% 13.2% 10.6%
South Korea % 14.4% 14.7% 14.3% 13.9% 13.9%
Sri Lanka % 11.3% 10.4% 10.5% 10.1% 12.4%
USA % 9.57% 9.80% 10.5% 11.0% 11.2%