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The importance of natural resources for government revenues

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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 90%.

The data from this chart is drawn from data.eiti.org and IMF World Economic Outlook.

 

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