Tax to GDP ratios
Norway is in the upper rank of OECD countries in terms of tax to GDP ratio. The figures were very stable within the range 42.1% to 42.2% between 2000 and 2012 and were well above the OECD average for the whole period. The 2011 figure of 42.5% was 8 percentage points above the OECD measure of 34.1%.
The main observations for Norway are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 19.2% of GDP in 2000 and 21.3% in 2012. The 2011 figure of 20.5% was 9 percentage points above the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was 8.9% of GDP in 2000 and 9.5% in 2011 when it was just above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services decreased from 13.5% in 2000 to 11.3% of GDP in 2011 when it was just above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.2% of GDP in 2010, about two thirds of the OECD average of 1.8%.
- 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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