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Consumption per capita: between 58% and 135% of the EU average

Dec 15, 2020 | News

(15 December 2020) – Across the Member States in 2019, Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) per capita varied from 58% of the European Union average in Bulgaria to 135% in Luxembourg.

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The highest level in the EU was recorded in Luxembourg, 35% above the EU average, ahead of Germany (22% above). They were followed by Austria, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Sweden with levels of 9 to 18% above the EU average.

Five Member States recorded AIC per capita more than 25% below the EU average. Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia between 25% and 35% below, while Bulgaria had AIC per capita 42% below the EU average.

Over the last three years, AIC per capita relative to the EU average remained relatively stable in a majority of Member States.

However, a clear increase was registered in Romania (79% of the EU average in 2019 compared with 70% in 2017), followed by Lithuania (92% vs. 89%), Portugal (86% vs. 83%), Malta (85% vs. 82%), Slovenia (83% vs 80%) and Bulgaria (58% vs. 55%).

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