(15 June 2016) – Based on first preliminary estimates for 2015, Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 51% to 137% of the European Union average across the Member States.
The highest level in the EU was recorded in Luxembourg, 37% above the EU average. Germany was nearly 25% above, followed by Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Sweden which all recorded levels between 10% and 20% above the EU average.
Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia were between 20% and 30% below the average.
Six Member States recorded AIC per capita more than 30% below the EU average. Estonia, Latvia and Hungary were between 30% and 40% below, while Croatia and Romania had AIC per capita just over 40% below the EU average and Bulgaria was around 50% below.