Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Mexico was the lowest amongst OECD countries between 2010 and 2012 and was well below the OECD average in every year from 2000. It rose from 16.9% in 2000 to 20.9% in 2008 before falling back to 17.4% in 2009 and then starting to rise again to 19.6% in 2012. It was 19.7% of GDP in 2011, around 14 percentage points below the OECD measure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Mexico are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 4.6% of GDP in 2000 and 5.4% in 2012. It was 5.2% in 2011, less than half the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was stable at around 3% between 2000 and 2010 and the 2011 measure of 2.9% was well below the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was stable at around 8.9% of GDP in 2000 rising to 12.4% by 2008. It then fell back to 10.7% by 2011, when it was below the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 0.3% of GDP in 2011, less than one fifth of the OECD average of 1.8%.
- OECD averages are not available for 2011 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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