Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 17.7% to LMB 12,279 bil in Lebanon in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (LMB bil)
Economy | Lebanon | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 12,279 LMB bil in 2017 in Lebanon, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 17.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Lebanon reached an all time high of 12,279 LMB bil in 2017 and an all time low of 2,894 LMB bil in 1997. When compared to Lebanon's main peers, tax revenue in Cyprus amounted to 4.82 EUR bil and 313 ILS bil in Israel in 2017.

Lebanon has been ranked 11th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue, 2 places behind 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
Cyprus EUR bil 4.60 4.55 4.25 4.33 4.28
Egypt EGP bil 192 207 251 260 306 ... ...
Greece EUR bil 45.7 45.7 43.4 44.0 44.4
Iraq IRR bil ... ... ... ... ... 2,436 2,572 ...
Israel ILS bil 213 219 242 257 272
Jordan JOD bil 3.08 3.36 3.66 4.04 4.10 ... ...
Lebanon LMB bil 9,858 10,085 9,941 10,230 10,135
Saudi Arabia SAR bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Syria SYP bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Turkey TRY bil 261 289 335 369 427