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Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018

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Published on October 31, 2018

The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for 21 countries in Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to African countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among African economies and with OECD, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian economies.SPECIAL FEATURE: STRATEGY FOR THE HARMONISATION OF STATISTICS IN AFRICA (SHaSA): 2017-2026


Executive summary
Tax revenue trends, 2000-2016
Non-tax revenue trends, 1990-2016
SPECIAL FEATURE: Strategy for the Harmonisation of Statistics in Africa (SHaSA): 2017-2026
Tax levels and tax structures,1990-2016
Country tables – Tax revenues,1997-2016
Country tables – Non-tax revenues,1997-2016
Annex A. The OECD classification of taxesand interpretative guide
Annex B. Interpretative guide to non-tax revenuein Revenue Statistics in Africa
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In English

Botswana | Burkina Faso | Cabo Verde | Cameroon | The Republic of the Congo | Côte d'Ivoire | The Democratic Republic of the Congo | Egypt | Eswatini | Ghana | Kenya | Mali | Mauritius | Morocco | Niger | Rwanda | Senegal | South Africa | Togo | Tunisia | Uganda

En français

Botswana | Burkina Faso | Cabo Verde | Cameroun | Congo | Côte d'Ivoire | République démocratique du Congo | Égypte | Eswatini | Ghana | Kenya | Mali | Maurice | Maroc | Niger | Rwanda | Sénégal | Afrique du Sud | Togo | Tunisie | Ouganda




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The Global Revenue Statistics Database

The Global Revenue Statistics Database provides detailed comparable tax revenue data for African, Asian and Pacific, Latin American and the Caribbean and OECD countries from 1990 onwards. The database provides the largest source of comparable tax revenue data, which are produced in partnership with participating countries and regional partners. 

The following documents are also available:

  • A technical paper on the construction of the database: its coverage, sources, strengths and limitations.
  • A high level overview of the features of the Global Revenue Statistics Database with key findings on the tax-to-GDP ratios and tax structures.
  • A more in-depth analysis of the data reporting on Domestic revenue mobilisation: A new database on tax levels and structures in 80 countries (Taxation Working Paper)

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La base de données mondiale des statistiques des recettes publiques

La base de données mondiale des statistiques des recettes publiques présente des statistiques comparables et détaillées sur les recettes fiscales pour les pays d'Afrique, d'Asie et du Pacifique, d'Amérique latine et des Caraïbes et de l'OCDE à partir de 1990. La base de données fournit la plus grande source de données comparables sur les recettes fiscales, données produites en partenariat avec les pays participants et les partenaires régionaux.

Les documents suivants sont également disponibles

  • Lire la note technique décrivant l’élaboration de la base de données : couverture, sources, avantages et limites.
  • Aperçu des caractéristiques (mise à jour pour 2019 à venir) de la base de données mondiale des statistiques des recettes publiques et des principales conclusions sur les ratios impôts/PIB et structures fiscales.
  • Une analyse plus approfondie des données relatives à la mobilisation des ressources intérieures : une nouvelle base de données sur les ratios impôts/PIB et structures fiscales dans 80 pays.


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