Tax Revenue (Local Currency) rose 7.59% to BTN 19.6 bil in Bhutan in 2016

Tax Revenue (Local Currency) (BTN bil)
Economy | Bhutan | May 17, 2019
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Tax revenue reached 18.2 BTN bil in 2015 in Bhutan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.06 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, tax revenue in Bhutan reached an all time high of 19.6 BTN bil in 2016 and an all time low of 0.077 BTN bil in 1982. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, tax revenue in Bangladesh amounted to 1,288 BDT bil, 6,459 CNY bil in China and 356 NPR bil in Nepal in 2015.

Bhutan has been ranked 92nd within the group of 118 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 ...
Bhutan BTN bil 11.5 14.3 15.2 15.9 18.2 ...
China CNY bil 5,032 5,524 5,875 6,229 6,459 ...
India INR bil 7,931 10,776 12,359 ... ... ... ...
Japan JPY bil 45,980 47,924 52,132 58,938 60,696
Myanmar MMK bil ... ... ... 2,319 3,208 3,809 4,367
Nepal NPR bil 181 212 259 312 356
Pakistan PKR bil 1,679 2,025 2,504 2,514 ... ... ...
Russia RUB bil 8,388 9,367 9,440 10,476 8,842
Sri Lanka SKR bil 813 909 1,006 1,050 1,356
USA UYU bil 1,488 1,587 1,766 1,919 2,041