Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 29.6% to ZMW 37.4 bil in Zambia in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (ZMW bil)
Economy | Zambia | June 1, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 37.4 ZMW bil in 2017 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 29.6 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Zambia reached an all time high of 37.4 ZMW bil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.022 ZMW bil in 1990. When compared to Zambia's main peers, tax revenue in Angola amounted to 1,869 AOA bil and 3.60 ZWD bil in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Zambia has been ranked 81st within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue, 21 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
Central African Republic XAF bil 86.6 105 ... ... ... ... ...
Congo XAF bil 603 658 ... ... ... ... ...
Dem. Republic of the Congo CDF bil ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya KES bil 594 677 735 912 1,022
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
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
Zambia ZMW bil 16.8 19.5 21.7 26.3 26.4
Zimbabwe ZWD bil 2.53 3.05 ... ... 3.61