A strong set of comparative data is key to facilitating fiscal policy dialogue and the assessment of alternative fiscal reforms. The statistical work presented in this website aims to provide internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries to help with the task of fiscal policy makers.

The publication Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean, resulting from the collaboration of CIAT, ECLAC, IDB and the OECD, provides comparable data from 1990 to 2014 on tax levels and tax structures for Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as data at the sub-national government level. It follows the model of 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 Latin American and Caribbean countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among themselves and between them and OECD economies.

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean is part of a more comprehensive programme (the LAC Fiscal Initiative), which fosters fiscal policy dialogue in the LAC region aiming to improve its taxation and public expenditure policies to support economic growth and income redistribution. More information about this programme can be found at www.oecd.org/tax/lacfiscal.

A new updated version of Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean has been released on 16 March 2016 in Santiago, Chile.

Press release

16/03/2016
Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenues rise slightly but remain well below OECD levels

How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of Revenue Statistics in Latin America 1990-2014 edition as follows:

For more information, please contact dev.contact@oecd.org and ctp.contact@oecd.org.

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 1990-2014 on the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration website