Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) rose to 17.9% in El Salvador in 2017

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | El Salvador | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 17.9 % in 2017 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.83 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in El Salvador reached an all time high of 17.9 % in 2017 and an all time low of 9.88 % in 1998. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Costa Rica amounted to 13.9 % and 16.5 % in Nicaragua in 2017.

El Salvador has been ranked 46th within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 14 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
Belize % 22.6% 22.5% 23.4% 25.1% 24.5%
Costa Rica % 13.4% 13.3% 13.7% 13.4% 13.7%
El Salvador % 15.3% 16.2% 17.1% 16.7% 16.9%
Guatemala % 10.8% 10.8% 10.9% 10.8% 10.2% ...
Honduras % 14.8% 14.7% 15.1% 16.5% 17.3% ... ...
Mexico % 10.0% 9.77% 10.3% 10.6% 12.8%
Nicaragua % 14.5% 15.0% 15.0% 15.3% 15.8%
Panama % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA % 9.57% 9.80% 10.5% 11.0% 11.2%