Tax to GDP ratios
The tax to GDP ratio in Spain rose from 34.3% in 2000 to 37.3% in 2007 before falling back to 30.9% in 2009. It subsequently rose to 32.9% by 2012. It was below the OECD average from 2000 to 2003 but rose above it from then to 2007 before falling below again. The 2011 figure of 32.2% was 2 percentage points below the OECD average of 34.1%.
The main observations for Spain are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes was 9.8% of GDP in 2000 and 9.9% in 2012. The 2011 figure was 9.3%, below the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions was around 12% of GDP in 2000 and both 2011. It was above the OECD average of 9.1% in 2011.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was 10.2% in 2000 and 8.4% of GDP in 2011 when it was below the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.9% of GDP in 2011, similar to 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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