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The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of GDP, stood at 40.0% in the European Union (EU) in 2016, an increase compared with 2015 (39.7%). In the euro area, tax revenue accounted for 41.3% of GDP in 2016, slightly up from 41.2% in 2015.

The tax-to-GDP ratio is therefore on the increase again in both zones after a slight decline recorded in the previous year. This information comes from an article issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Highest tax-to-GDP ratio in France, Denmark and Belgium.  The tax-to-GDP ratio varies significantly between Member States, with the highest share of taxes and social contributions in percentage of GDP in 2016 being recorded in France (47.6%), Denmark (47.3%) as well as Belgium (46.8%), followed by Sweden (44.6%), Finland (44.3%), Austria and Italy (both 42.9%) as well as Greece (42.1%). At the opposite end of the scale, Ireland (23.8%) and Romania (26.0%), ahead of Bulgaria (29.0%), Lithuania (30.2%), Latvia (31.6%) and Slovakia (32.4%) registered the lowest ratios.


Largest growth of tax-to-GDP ratio in Greece, largest decrease in Romania.   Compared with 2015, the tax-to-GDP ratio increased in a majority of Member States in 2016, with the largest rise being observed in Greece (from 39.8% in 2015 to 42.1% in 2016), ahead of the Netherlands (from 37.8% to 39.3%) and Luxembourg (from 38.4% to 39.6%). In contrast, decreases were recorded in nine Member States, notably in Romania (from 28.0% in 2015 to 26.0% in 2016), Austria (from 43.8% to 42.9%) and Belgium (from 47.6% to 46.8%).