Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) rose to 26.0% in Jamaica in 2016

Tax Revenue (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Jamaica | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 10.3 % in 1988 in Jamaica, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.03 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Jamaica reached an all time high of 29.5 % in 1985 and an all time low of 8.80 % in 1993.

Jamaica has been ranked 49th within the group of 59 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 43 places behind 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
Bahamas % 12.9% 11.9% 11.4% 11.4% 12.7%
Cayman Islands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cuba % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Dominican Republic % 12.3% 13.0% 13.5% 13.6% 13.2%
Haiti % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Jamaica % 23.4% 24.3% 24.0% 24.1% 24.8%
Mexico % 10.0% 9.77% 10.3% 10.6% 12.8%
Puerto Rico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA % 9.57% 9.80% 10.5% 11.0% 11.2%