Environmental protection measures Environment-related tax revenue at 60.7 billion euros in 2019

The environment-related tax revenue totalled 60.7 billion euros in 2019. This is an increase of 2% on the previous year.

Energy tax (former mineral oil tax) accounted for 40.7 billion euros of cash tax revenue, motor vehicle tax for 9.4 billion euros and electricity tax for 6.7 billion euros. Aviation tax accounted for 1.2 billion euros. Payments for emission allowances are also treated as taxes in national accounting and environmental-economic accounting. They amounted to 2.8 billion euros. Environmental taxes accounted for 7.6% of total tax revenue in 2019.