Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 12.1% to BWP 39.9 bil in Botswana in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (BWP bil)
Economy | Botswana | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 39.9 BWP bil in 2017 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Botswana reached an all time high of 39.9 BWP bil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.94 BWP bil in 1990. When compared to Botswana's main peers, tax revenue in Namibia amounted to 54.4 NAD bil, 1,255 ZAR bil in South Africa, 37.4 ZMW bil in Zambia and 3.60 ZWD bil in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Botswana has been ranked 80th within the group of 105 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
Angola AOA bil 1,691 1,812 1,872 1,940 1,535
Botswana BWP bil 24.8 29.8 32.1 37.6 36.1
Dem. Republic of the Congo CDF bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lesotho LSL bil 5.66 7.75 8.20 9.62 10.2
Mozambique MZN bil ... 71.4 88.2 112 135 130
Namibia NAD bil 27.0 35.2 38.7 46.7 48.8
South Africa ZAR bil 761 833 922 1,010 1,107
Swaziland SZL bil 5.71 11.3 ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania TNS bil 6,480 7,178 7,825 9,459 9,900 ...
Zambia ZMW bil 16.8 19.5 21.7 26.3 26.4
Zimbabwe ZWD bil 2.53 3.05 ... ... 3.61