Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 11.3% to KES 1,137 bil in Kenya in 2016

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (KES bil)
Economy | Kenya | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 1,137 KES bil in 2016 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.3 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Kenya reached an all time high of 1,137 KES bil in 2016 and an all time low of 39.5 KES bil in 1991. When compared to Kenya's main peers, tax revenue in Ethiopia amounted to 127 ETB bil, 12,343 TNS bil in Tanzania and 11,181 UGX bil in Uganda in 2016.

Kenya has been ranked 33rd within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dem. Republic of the Congo CDF bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Djibouti DJF bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Eritrea ERN bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia ETB bil 47.4 70.1 76.0 93.5 108
Kenya KES bil 594 677 735 912 1,022
Mozambique MZN bil ... 71.4 88.2 112 135 130
Rwanda RWF bil 506 606 650 728 818
Somalia SOS bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan SSP bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan SDG bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania TNS bil 6,480 7,178 7,825 9,459 9,900 ...
Uganda UGX bil 6,307 6,528 7,149 8,031 9,892
Yemen YER bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia ZMW bil 16.8 19.5 21.7 26.3 26.4