Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 14.1% to SKR 1,670 bil in Sri Lanka in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (SKR bil)
Economy | Sri Lanka | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 1,670 SKR bil in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 14.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 1,670 SKR bil in 2017 and an all time low of 61.2 SKR bil in 1990. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, tax revenue in Malaysia amounted to 178 MYR bil and 5,442 MMK bil in Myanmar in 2017.

Sri Lanka has been ranked 24th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue, 11 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
Bangladesh BDT bil 795 952 1,075 1,160 1,288 ...
Cambodia KHR bil 5,287 6,282 7,408 9,864 10,707
China CNY bil 5,032 5,524 5,875 6,229 6,459 ...
India INR bil 7,931 10,776 12,359 ... ... ... ...
Indonesia IDR bil 873,874 980,518 1,077,310 1,145,283 1,239,483
Laos LAK bil 9,236 11,103 12,896 14,770 15,836
Malaysia MYR bil 135 152 156 164 165
Maldives MVR bil 4.89 ... ... 11.1 ... ... ...
Myanmar MMK bil ... ... ... 2,319 3,208 3,809 4,367
Pakistan PKR bil 1,679 2,025 2,504 2,514 ... ... ...
Singapore SGD bil 46.0 50.1 51.1 54.1 55.6
Sri Lanka SKR bil 813 909 1,006 1,050 1,356
Thailand THB bil 1,850 1,908 2,197 2,091 2,217
Vietnam VND bil 617,368 615,867 683,514 ... ... ... ...