The importance of natural resources for government revenues

importance of natural resource revenues

Revenue to government from extractive industries compared to total government revenues. Figures for 2012. Figures for countries marked with (*) are from 2011.

In the majority of EITI countries, revenues from oil, gas and mining account for more than 20% of the government's total income.

In a majority of the EITI countries, the income from extracting natural resources is a crucial component of the government's finances. In four of the countries that have published EITI Reports to date, resource revenues comprise over 80%.

The data from this chart is drawn from the EITI Reports ( and IMF World Economic Outlook. The respective EITI Reports should be consulted to find the exact figures.

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