Sri Lanka Tax Revenue: % of GDP

2014 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Sri Lanka Tax revenue: % of GDP

  • Sri Lanka Tax revenue: % of GDP was reported at 7.5 % in Dec 2020.
  • This records a decrease from the previous number of 8.2 % for Sep 2020.
  • Sri Lanka Tax revenue: % of GDP data is updated quarterly, averaging 11.5 % from Mar 2014 to Dec 2020, with 28 observations.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 16.5 % in Dec 2015 and a record low of 7.5 % in Dec 2020.
  • Sri Lanka Tax revenue: % of GDP data remains active status in CEIC and is reported by CEIC Data.
  • The data is categorized under World Trend Plus’s Global Economic Monitor – Table: Tax Revenue: % of Nominal GDP: Quarterly: Asia.

CEIC calculates quarterly Tax Revenue as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Tax Revenue and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Ministry of Finance provides Tax Revenue in local currency. The Department of Census and Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency.

View Sri Lanka's Tax Revenue: % of GDP from Mar 2014 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Sri Lanka Tax Revenue: % of GDP

What was Sri Lanka's Tax Revenue: % of GDP in Dec 2020?

Sri Lanka Tax revenue: % of GDP was reported at 7.5 % in Dec 2020. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
7.5 Dec 2020 8.2 Sep 2020 7.5 Dec 2020 16.5 Dec 2015 % quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 18.7 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Algeria (%) 5.8 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Argentina (%) 17.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Armenia (%) 26.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Australia (%) 28.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2021
Austria (%) 28.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 14.4 2019 yearly 1993 - 2019
Bahrain (%) 2.1 2017 yearly 1990 - 2017
Bangladesh (%) 8.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Belarus (%) 24.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 29.8 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 18.3 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 22.7 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Botswana (%) 25.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2007 - Dec 2020
Brazil (%) 17.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 1994 - Mar 2021
Brunei (%) 1.9 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Bulgaria (%) 33.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (%) 19.4 2019 yearly 2013 - 2019
Canada (%) 13.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2021
Chile (%) 17.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
China (%) 4.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Colombia (%) 15.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Croatia (%) 26.6 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2019
Cyprus (%) 23.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (%) 20.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Denmark (%) 48.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (%) 12.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 5.6 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Estonia (%) 22.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
European Union (%) 26.4 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Finland (%) 30.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
France (%) 15.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Georgia (%) 20.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Germany (%) 23.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
Ghana (%) 9.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2020
Greece (%) 32.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 19.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1979 - Dec 2020
Hungary (%) 24.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Iceland (%) 35.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
India (%) 8.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2021
Indonesia (%) 7.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Iran (%) 6.6 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018
Ireland (%) 20.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Israel (%) 16.6 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Italy (%) 37.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 12.0 2018 yearly 1960 - 2018
Japan (%) 9.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1983 - Mar 2021
Jordan (%) 15.3 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kazakhstan (%) 12.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 7.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
South Korea (%) 14.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Kosovo (%) 22.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan (%) 25.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Laos (%) 10.8 2019 yearly 2012 - 2019
Latvia (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 15.5 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 21.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (%) 26.7 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 29.7 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (%) 16.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 17.3 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Malaysia (%) 10.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2021
Malta (%) 25.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Mauritius (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Mexico (%) 16.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (%) 19.0 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Mongolia (%) 21.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (%) 20.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Morocco (%) 19.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2020
Mozambique (%) 18.4 2016 yearly 1996 - 2016
Myanmar (%) 6.5 2017 yearly 2005 - 2017
Nepal (%) 21.7 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
Netherlands (%) 26.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
New Zealand (%) 29.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Norway (%) 27.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2021
Oman (%) 4.1 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 5.9 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Palestinian Territory (%) 19.0 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Panama (%) 7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Paraguay (%) 9.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Peru (%) 16.8 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2021
Philippines (%) 14.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Mar 2021
Poland (%) 16.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Portugal (%) 26.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Russia (%) 20.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Serbia (%) 38.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Singapore (%) 16.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1987 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (%) 13.1 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (%) 20.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
South Africa (%) 25.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 22.3 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Sri Lanka (%) 7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 5.8 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (%) 22.0 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Switzerland (%) 26.9 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Taiwan (%) 8.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2021
Tajikistan (%) 20.5 2016 yearly 2000 - 2016
Thailand (%) 13.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tunisia (%) 24.6 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -11.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,565.962 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 85,687.1 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 101.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (LKR bn) 5,053.920 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (LKR bn) 29,011.740 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (LKR bn) 2,931.750 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Government Debt: Foreign (LKR mn) 6,453,237.641 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Government Debt: Domestic (LKR mn) 10,598,498.918 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Recurrent (LKR mn) 776,323.586 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Overall Fiscal Surplus/Deficit (LKR mn) -380,514.230 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2021
Government Revenue & Grants​: Revenue (LKR mn) 336,220.461 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Government Expenditure & LR: Capital & Net Lending (LKR mn) 108,631.374 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Government Expenditure & Lending Minus Repayments (LR) (LKR mn) 884,954.960 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.798 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -494.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 951.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 40.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,973.126 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 6,311.359 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,346.416 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,707.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 24.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 433,163.684 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 117,112.793 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 252.900 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1978 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 50.014 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1978 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 22.775 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 323.995 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2016 - Feb 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Fuel (LKR mn) 77,416.037 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods (LKR mn) 227,759.276 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods (LKR mn) 46,981.053 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Imports: Investment Goods (LKR mn) 65,813.102 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Imports: Intermediate Goods: Textiles & Textile Articles (LKR mn) 53,454.446 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Export Volume Index (EVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 154.864 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2021
Import Volume Index (IVoI): 2010=100 (2010=100) 165.347 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2010=100 (2010=100) 117.558 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Oct 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 4.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -740.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 178.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,156.542 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,138.683 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 49,211.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 9,318.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Sep 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 10.2 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.607 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,867.646 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
BoP: Secondary Income (USD mn) 1,173.109 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,687.506 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 5,887.455 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -740.803 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) 315.648 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income (PI) (USD mn) -542.054 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities (USD mn) 158.309 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 634.748 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 3,235.290 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 8.400 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Credit (USD mn) 5,155.051 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 5,146.651 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 319.100 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 80.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 4,922.796 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 178.159 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current & CA: Debit (USD mn) 5,892.655 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 565.559 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Direct Investment (DI) (USD mn) 4.361 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Capital Account (CP) (USD mn) 3.200 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) -1,156.542 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 5.200 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Current & Capital Account (USD mn) -737.603 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 742.234 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Assets (USD mn) -610.175 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 23.505 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Portfolio Investment (PO) (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: Secondary Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,253.109 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 1,136.691 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Assets: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) -1,356.770 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
BoP: FA: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Financial Derivatives (USD mn) 0.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
BoP: FA: Assets: Errors & Ommissions (USD mn) 192.632 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2018
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (USD mn) -54,012.746 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 62,346.465 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2021
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 8,333.720 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2013 - Sep 2021
No of Registered Enterprises (Unit) 5,760.000 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 10.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 6,691.852 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 46,966.420 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
M2 Growth (%) 15.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Dec 2021 monthly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 2,770.6 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 175.380 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 1977 - Dec 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 57,532.574 May 2021 monthly Dec 2002 - May 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 18.4 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 2003 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 70,020.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 23.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 8,312.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Mar 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 36,251.663 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1983 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 16.06 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 40.26 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Official Reserve Assets (ORA) (USD mn) 3,137.559 Dec 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Dec 2021
ORA: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertible FC (FCR) (USD mn) 2,770.558 Dec 2021 monthly Nov 2013 - Dec 2021
Commercial Banks: Loans: Personal Loans & Advances (LA) (LKR mn) 1,654,728.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2010 - Mar 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 8.6 Nov 2021 monthly May 2016 - Nov 2021
Business Sentiment Index: Business Condition: Current Quarter (Index) 71.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2021
Purchasing Managers Index: Manufacturing (Index) 61.900 Nov 2021 monthly May 2015 - Nov 2021

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