Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 8.77 % in 2016 in Bangladesh, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.14 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Bangladesh reached an all time high of 9.02 % in 2012 and an all time low of 6.61 % in 2001. When compared to Bangladesh's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Bhutan amounted to 13.1 %, 9.16 % in China and 6.41 % in Myanmar in 2016.
Bangladesh has been ranked 109th within the group of 114 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.