Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2017

Trends in Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore

Published on July 20, 2017


The Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries publication is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, with the co-operation of the Asian Development Bank and with the financial support of the European Union. It compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore. 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 Asian countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian economies and between OECD and Asian economies.


Executive summary
Tax revenue trends, 1990-2015
SPECIAL FEATURE: Electronic services in tax administration
Tax levels and tax structures, 1990-2015
COUNTRY TABLES, 1997-2015 – Tax revenues
The OECD Interpretative Guide
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Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2018 will be published on Thursday 29 November at 03:00 (Paris time)

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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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