Ethiopian Business Review

Top 10 African Countries with the highest Non-Tax Revenue Collection, 2018

Between 1997 and 2008, average non-tax revenue has been increasing in Africa largely driven by the global commodity price boom. Nevertheless, especially after 2012, non-tax revenue declined sharply due to dropping commodity prices. Despite this, the non-tax revenue collected by African countries reached a staggering USD133 billion in 2017, which is much higher than the USD100 billion the continent reportedly loses annually in the form of illicit financial flows.

Central Africa has been the best performing region in the continent in terms of non-tax revenue since 2000. The region’s collection reached at 16Pct of GDP followed by North Africa (excluding Libya) although non-tax revenue declined from 7.3Pct of GDP in 2008 to 4.7Pct in 2018, in the sub region. On the other hand, the average non-tax revenue stood around three percent for East Africa and two percent for West Africa between 1997 and 2018. With non-tax revenue collection reaching at 2.6Pct of GDP, Ethiopia ranks 19th in the continent.

Rank

Country

Non-Tax Revenue as Percentage of GDP
1

Congo

25.9

2

Angola

13.9

3

Ghana

11.0

4

Equatorial Guinea

9.0

5

Botswana

8.8

6

Lesotho

8.6

7

Sierra Leone

8.4

8

Rwanda

7.7

9

Egypt

6.5

10

Burkina Faso

5.9

Source: Economic Report on Africa, 2019 United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


8th Year • July.16 - Aug.15 2019 • No. 76


 

 

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