Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) rose to 13.7% in Uganda in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Uganda | December 1, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 13.7 % in 2017 in Uganda, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.04 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Uganda reached an all time high of 13.7 % in 2017 and an all time low of 10.0 % in 1998. When compared to Uganda's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Kenya amounted to 15.6 % and 13.6 % in Rwanda in 2017.

Uganda has been ranked 79th within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 19 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
Angola % 16.1% 14.8% 14.2% 13.5% 11.0%
Burundi % ... 15.5% 14.5% 13.5% ... ... ... ...
Central African Republic % 8.36% 9.46% ... ... ... ... ...
Congo % 8.86% 9.43% ... ... ... ... ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia % 9.21% 9.38% 8.76% 8.81% 8.35%
Kenya % 15.9% 15.9% 15.5% 16.9% 16.3%
Rwanda % 13.1% 13.7% 13.4% 13.3% 13.7%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania % 12.4% 11.7% 11.0% 11.5% 10.9% ...
Uganda % 13.4% 11.0% 11.1% 11.3% 12.9%
Zambia % 14.7% 14.9% 14.3% 15.8% 14.4%