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30 Mar 2017

Eurostat: GDP per capita in 2015 twice the EU average in four EU regions

Eurostat, the European statistics office, has published data on the regional GDP per capita by EU Member State in 2015. The datas cover 276 EU regions. According to Eurostat, the regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards, ranged from slightly less than 30% of the EU average (Severozapaden, Bulgaria), to 580% of the average in Inner London - West in the United Kingdom. The other leading regions after Inner London - West were the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (264%), Hamburg in Germany (206%), Brussels in Belgium (205%) and Bratislava in Slovakia (188%).

A total of 20 regions were found to have a GDP per capita of 50% or more above the EU average in 2015, two of them in Austria, namely Vienna and Salzburg (Germany: 5, UK; 4, The Netherlands: 2; one each in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Slovakia, Sweden, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).

Among the 19 regions with GDP per capita below 50% of the EU average, five were in Bulgaria, four each in Hungary and Poland, three in Romania, two in Greece and one in France.

For more information:

Eurostat - press release

 

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