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Media Advisory - Release of Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019


Tuesday, 19 November 2019 at 16:00 (CET/Tunis time)

Venue: Ramada Plaza Hotel - Tunis, Tunisia


The 2019 edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Africa will be launched on Tuesday, 19 November, during the African Union’s 13th Session of the Committee of Director Generals of National Statistics Offices. The report provides an overview of the main taxation trends from 1990 to 2017 in 26 African economies. This edition includes a special feature which examines the recently implemented African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and its impact on public revenues.


Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019 is a joint publication by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) and the African Union Commission (AUC), with the technical support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and the Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales (CREDAF) and the financial support of the European Union. Its approach is based on the OECD Revenue Statistics database methodology, which provides internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures.


Revenue Statistics in Africa 2019 will be under embargo until Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 16:00 (CET/Tunis time). Advance copies will be available the day before release, in English and French.


Requests for advance copies or interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout (tel.: +33 1 45 24 82 96) or Natalie Lagorce (tel.: +33 1 45 24 99 61)


In asking to receive copies under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD's embargo procedures.


Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded in the future from receiving embargoed information.


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