Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in France was fairly stable at around 44% for most of the period between 2000 and 2012 and was significantly higher than the OECD average over the whole period. In 2011 it was 44.1%, 10 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1%. It declined from 43.5% to 42.5% in 2009 but the provisional 2012 figure was back up to 45.3%.
The main observations for France are:
- Taxes from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 11.1% in 2000 to 10.7% in 2012 but were 10.0% of GDP in 2011, below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions rose from 16.0% in 2000 to 16.7% in 2011 and was almost double the OECD average of 9.1% in 2011.
- Taxes on goods and services declined from 11.5% of GDP in 2000 to 10.9% in 2011 which was very similar to the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 3.7% of GDP in 2011, double the OECD average.
- OECD averages are not available for 2012 as 4 OECD countries have not provided data for that year.
- More comparative information about OECD member countries is contained in the tables linked within the following webpages:
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