Tax to GDP ratios
Sweden had a tax to GDP ratios with a measure 44.2% in 2011, 10 percentage points above the OECD average of 34.1%. Though the ratio has been well above the OECD average for a long period, it has been on a gradual downward trend for several years from a level of 51.4% in 2000 to 44.3% in 2012.
The main observations for Sweden are:
- Revenue from personal and corporate income taxes declined from 21.0% of GDP in 2000 to 15.5% when it was 4 percentage points above the OECD average of 11.4%.
- The tax ratio for Social security contributions declined from 13.6% of GDP in 2000 to 10.1% in 2011 when it was 1 percentage point above the OECD average of 9.1%.
- The tax ratio for Taxes on goods and services was 12.7% in 2000 and 12.9% of GDP in 2011 when it was above the OECD average of 11.0%.
- Property tax revenues were 1.0% of GDP in 2010, 60% of the OECD average of 1.9%.
- 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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