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19 Jun 2019

Eurostat: GDP per capita in EU ranges from 50% to 254% of EU average

According to a first estimate released by Eurostat, the European statistics office, for 2018, consumption per capita varies widely across EU Member States, and GDP per capita ranged from 50% to 254% of the EU average in 2018.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita shows substantial differences between the EU Member States. In 2018, GDP per capita expressed in PPS (Purchasing Power Standards) ranged between 50% of the EU average in Bulgaria and 254% in Luxembourg. Eleven Member States recorded a level of GDP per capita above the EU average in 2018. 

Eurostat also released an estimate for Actual Individual Consumption (AIC), a measure of material welfare of households. Based on first preliminary estimates for 2018, AIC per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 56% to 132% of the EU average across the Member States. Like GDP per capita, AIC is lowest in Bulgaria and highest in Luxembourg.

Austria ranks third for both indicators, after Luxembourg and Germany, at 127% of the EU average for GDP per capita, and 116% of the EU average for AIC.

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Eurostat - press release


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