Tax revenue as a share of GDP reached 12.5 % in 2017 in Sri Lanka, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.02 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Sri Lanka reached an all time high of 19.0 % in 1990 and an all time low of 10.1 % in 2014. When compared to Sri Lanka's main peers, tax revenue as a share of GDP in Malaysia amounted to 13.1 % and 6.02 % in Myanmar in 2017.
Sri Lanka has been ranked 88th within the group of 107 countries we follow in terms of tax revenue as a share of GDP, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Tax revenue refers to compulsory transfers to the central government for public purposes.