Central government total tax revenue in Sweden 2008-2018

After a decrease in the central government tax revenue in Sweden in 2009, it increased annually, and reached over 2.1 billion Swedish kronor in 2018. The revenues include direct and indirect tax on labor, tax on capital, consumption and tax on imports. Sweden has a relatively high tax ratio, and in 2017, the tax ratio was 44.3 percent of the gross domestic product.

Central government income balance

     During 2017, the central government revenue amounted to around one trillion Swedish kronor, the expenditure amounted to 939.6 billion, and the income balance equaled 61.8 billion Swedish kronor.  

Central government expenditure distribution

   The largest share of the public expenditure in Sweden in 2018 was distributed to social protection and reached 36 percent of the total public expenditure. Social protection covers important functions such as health and childcare, but also social benefits, such as unemployment, social welfare and pensions. The largest share of the public expenditure in Sweden goes to elderly care.

Central government total tax revenue in Sweden from 2008 to 2018

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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