Taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue reached 36.9 % in 2017 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 32.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Zambia reached an all time high of 50.4 % in 1997 and an all time low of 18.3 % in 1993. When compared to Zambia's main peers, taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue in Angola amounted to 7.45 % and 47.9 % in Zimbabwe in 2017.
Zambia has been ranked 40th within the group of 105 countries we follow in terms of taxes on goods and services as a share of revenue, 39 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.