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12/01/2021

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In 2019, environmental tax revenue in the European Union (EU) amounted to €330.6 billion, corresponding to 2.4% of GDP.

The EU environmental taxes accounted for 5.9% of the revenue from taxes and social contributions in 2019.

This share varied significantly across EU Member States. Bulgaria (10.3%), Greece (9.8%), Estonia and Latvia (both 9.6%) and Croatia (9.2%) recorded the largest shares in the EU, over twice as much as Germany and Luxembourg (both 4.4%), which recorded the smallest shares.

Environmental taxes as % of total revenue from taxes and social contributions, EU Member States, 2019 data

Source dataset: env_ac_tax

For more information, see the Statistics Explained article Environmental tax statistics.

Note: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.


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