(11 December 2015) – Across the Member States in 2014, Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS) varied from 51% of the European Union (EU) average in Bulgaria to 141% in Luxembourg.
Ten Member States recorded AIC per capita above the EU average in 2014. The highest level in the EU was recorded in Luxembourg, 41% above the EU average. Germany and Austria were more than 20% above.
They were followed by Denmark, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, France and Sweden which all recorded levels between 10% and 15% above the EU average.
In Italy and Ireland, the levels were less than 10% below the EU average, while Cyprus, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Lithuania were between 10% and 20% below. Malta, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland were between 20% and 30% below the average.
Estonia, Latvia, Hungary and Croatia were between 30% and 40% below, while Romania had AIC per capita 43% below the EU average and Bulgaria was around 50% below.