Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) rose to 17.4% in Burkina Faso in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Burkina Faso | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 17.4 % in 2017 in Burkina Faso, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.63 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Burkina Faso reached an all time high of 17.4 % in 2017 and an all time low of 10.9 % in 2002. When compared to Burkina Faso's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Ivory Coast amounted to 16.2 % and 15.9 % in Mali in 2017.

Burkina Faso has been ranked 51st within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 44 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
Algeria % 37.2% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Benin % 14.8% 14.4% 15.4% ... ... ... ...
Burkina Faso % 13.7% 15.6% 16.8% 15.4% 15.1%
Chad % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ghana % 14.9% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ivory Coast % 10.9% 14.4% 14.5% 14.0% 15.4%
Liberia % ... 17.4% 20.9% 12.9% ... ... ... ...
Libya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mali % 12.5% 13.0% 13.0% 12.6% 14.1%
Mauritania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Niger % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Togo % 16.0% 15.9% 16.9% 18.4% 19.0%