Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) rose to 17.3% in Malawi in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Malawi | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 17.3 % in 2017 in Malawi, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Malawi reached an all time high of 17.3 % in 2017 and an all time low of 13.6 % in 2012. When compared to Malawi's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Mozambique amounted to 23.2 %, 27.0 % in South Africa and 15.2 % in Zambia in 2017.

Malawi has been ranked 53rd 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
Angola % 16.1% 14.8% 14.2% 13.5% 11.0%
Botswana % 23.7% 27.1% 25.6% 25.8% 24.7%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya % 15.9% 15.9% 15.5% 16.9% 16.3%
Lesotho % 27.9% 35.2% 33.6% 33.9% 31.7%
Malawi % 15.5% 13.6% 14.1% 15.9% 15.2%
Mozambique % ... 18.7% 20.4% 23.1% 25.4% 21.9%
Namibia % 30.0% 32.9% 31.5% 33.6% 32.5%
South Africa % 25.2% 25.6% 26.0% 26.5% 27.3%
Swaziland % 16.3% 28.6% ... ... ... ... ...
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%
Zimbabwe % 17.9% 17.8% ... ... 18.1%