Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) rose to 14.5% in Botswana in 2017

Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) (%)
Economy | Botswana | May 17, 2019
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Taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue reached 14.5 % in 2017 in Botswana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 19.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Botswana reached an all time high of 15.4 % in 2010 and an all time low of 1.89 % in 1990. When compared to Botswana's main peers, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Namibia amounted to 21.3 %, 33.0 % in South Africa, 36.9 % in Zambia and 47.9 % in Zimbabwe in 2017.

Botswana has been ranked 99th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue, 13 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Taxes on goods and services include general sales and turnover or value added taxes, selective excises on goods, selective taxes on services, taxes on the use of goods or property, taxes on the extraction and production of minerals, and profits of fiscal monopolies.

Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 3.63% 3.75% 4.30% 5.17% 6.74%
Botswana % 13.3% 13.3% 10.6% 10.7% 13.1%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lesotho % 25.1% 27.5% 27.9% 30.5% 30.0%
Mozambique % ... 36.4% 34.3% 32.9% 31.5% 31.2%
Namibia % 27.7% 18.1% 23.5% 21.6% 23.8%
South Africa % 33.1% 34.1% 33.1% 33.1% 34.0%
Swaziland % 5.30% 18.0% ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania % 29.5% 43.4% 34.9% 39.7% 37.9% ...
Zambia % 23.9% 29.8% 38.1% 42.6% 32.4%
Zimbabwe % 33.5% 35.8% ... ... 48.0%