Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) rose to 38.8% in Estonia in 2016

Taxes on Goods and Services (As % of Revenue) (%)
Economy | Estonia | May 17, 2019
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Taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue reached 38.8 % in 2016 in Estonia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Estonia reached an all time high of 39.4 % in 1994 and an all time low of 31.2 % in 1995. When compared to Estonia's main peers, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Finland amounted to 38.6 %, 45.3 % in Latvia, 34.3 % in Lithuania and 21.4 % in Russia in 2016.

Estonia has been ranked 35th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue.

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
Australia % 23.9% 22.5% 23.4% 23.8% 21.9%
Belarus % 28.9% 29.0% 31.1% 32.4% 28.0%
China % 62.1% 61.3% 58.0% 38.4% 35.3% ...
Estonia % 36.2% 36.8% 36.6% 37.1% 37.2%
Finland % 37.7% 37.9% 38.5% 38.6% 38.1%
Germany % 24.9% 24.4% 24.0% 23.6% 23.2%
Indonesia % 29.3% 32.3% 34.3% 34.1% 37.8%
Japan % 35.9% 34.6% 32.7% 37.1% 37.6%
Latvia % 39.4% 40.0% 41.7% 42.7% 43.5%
Lithuania % 34.7% 33.7% 33.6% 33.0% 33.8%
New Zealand % 27.3% 29.0% 28.7% 28.6% 28.8%
Papua New Guinea % ... ... ... ... ... 24.3% 24.4%
Russia % 19.5% 20.9% 21.1% 21.6% 19.4%
USA % 2.95% 2.99% 2.84% 2.98% 2.94%