Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 6.70% to ZAR 1,182 bil in South Africa in 2016

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (ZAR bil)
Economy | South Africa | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 1,182 ZAR bil in 2016 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in South Africa reached an all time high of 1,182 ZAR bil in 2016 and an all time low of 2.83 ZAR bil in 1972. When compared to South Africa's main peers, tax revenue in Botswana amounted to 35.6 BWP bil, 9.11 LSL bil in Lesotho and 47.5 NAD bil in Namibia in 2016.

South Africa has been ranked 32nd within the group of 112 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
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
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 ... ... ... ... ...
Zambia ZMW bil 16.8 19.5 21.7 26.3 26.4
Zimbabwe ZWD bil 2.53 3.05 ... ... 3.61