Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 11.6 % in 2017 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.58 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Japan reached an all time high of 13.1 % in 1991 and an all time low of 8.37 % in 2009. When compared to Japan's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Russia amounted to 10.3 %, 15.4 % in South Korea and 11.9 % in USA in 2017.
Japan has been ranked 92nd within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 16 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.