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Taxation in 2017 - Tax-to-GDP ratio up to 40.2% in EU - A one-to-two ratio across Member States

Brussels, 28 November 2018

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, stood at 40.2% in the European Union (EU) in 2017, an increase compared with 2016 (39.9%). In the euro area, tax revenue accounted for 41.4% of GDP in 2017, slightly up from 41.2% in 2016.

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