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Global Revenue Statistics Data Set

This data set combines the different regional publications of Revenue Statistics:

  • Revenue Statistics 2019
  • OECD/ATAF/AUC (2019), Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019
  • OECD et al (2020), Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 (LAC)
  • Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020
Revenue Statistics

The annual statistical publications present a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format. Its approach is based on the well-established methodology of the OECD Revenue Statistics (OECD, 2019), which has become an essential reference. It provides a conceptual framework defining which government receipts should be regarded as taxes and classifies different types of taxes. Comparable tables show revenue data by type of tax in national currency, as a percentage of GDP, and, for the different types of taxes, as a share of total taxation. Comparisons are also made with the averages of the 36 OECD economies, of the 24 LAC countries (two of which are OECD members countries° and of 26 African countries.

The data set does not replace the other publications, and users are advised to consult the regional data sets for country specific information.

The OECD average is taken from Revenue Statistics (2019). Colombia was not an OECD Member at the time of preparation of this publication. Accordingly, Colombia does not appear in the list of OECD Members and is not included in the zone aggregates.> 

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Global Revenue Statistics Data Set

This data set combines the different regional publications of Revenue Statistics:

  • Revenue Statistics 2019
  • OECD/ATAF/AUC (2019), Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019
  • OECD et al (2020), Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 (LAC)
  • Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020
Revenue Statistics

The annual statistical publications present a unique set of detailed and internationally comparable tax revenue data in a common format. Its approach is based on the well-established methodology of the OECD Revenue Statistics (OECD, 2019), which has become an essential reference. It provides a conceptual framework defining which government receipts should be regarded as taxes and classifies different types of taxes. Comparable tables show revenue data by type of tax in national currency, as a percentage of GDP, and, for the different types of taxes, as a share of total taxation. Comparisons are also made with the averages of the 36 OECD economies, of the 24 LAC countries (two of which are OECD members countries° and of 26 African countries.

The data set does not replace the other publications, and users are advised to consult the regional data sets for country specific information.

The OECD average is taken from Revenue Statistics (2019). Colombia was not an OECD Member at the time of preparation of this publication. Accordingly, Colombia does not appear in the list of OECD Members and is not included in the zone aggregates.>