Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 31.7% to MWK 796 bil in Malawi in 2017

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (MWK bil)
Economy | Malawi | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 796 MWK bil in 2017 in Malawi, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 31.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Malawi reached an all time high of 796 MWK bil in 2017 and an all time low of 126 MWK bil in 2009. When compared to Malawi's main peers, tax revenue in Mozambique amounted to 186 MZN bil, 1,255 ZAR bil in South Africa and 37.4 ZMW bil in Zambia in 2017.

Malawi has been ranked 34th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue.

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 ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya KES bil 594 677 735 912 1,022
Lesotho LSL bil 5.66 7.75 8.20 9.62 10.2
Malawi MWK bil 194 204 284 409 485
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 ...
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