Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies is jointly produced by the Organisation
for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
(CTP) and the OECD Development Centre (DEV) with the co-operation of the Asian Development
Bank (ADB), the Pacific Island Tax Administrators Association (PITAA), and the Pacific
Community (SPC) and the financial support of the European Union and the government
of Japan. It compiles comparable tax revenue statistics for Australia, Cook Islands,
Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea,
Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tokelau and Vanuatu and
comparable non-tax revenue statistics for the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,
Tokelau and Vanuatu. 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 and Pacific economies enables comparisons
about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among Asian and Pacific
economies and with OECD, Latin American and Caribbean and African averages.
The Global Revenue Statistics Databaseprovides 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)