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Wide variation of consumption per capita

Jun 19, 2018 | News

(19 June 2018) – Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) per capita expressed in Purchasing Power Standards varied from 55% to 130% of the European Union average across the Member States.

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The highest level in the EU was recorded in Luxembourg, 30% above the EU average. Germany and Austria were around 20% above, followed by the United Kingdom, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, and Sweden which all recorded levels between 9% and 14% above the EU average.

In Italy, Ireland and Cyprus the levels were 10% or less below the EU average, while Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and the Czech Republic were between 10% and 20% below. Malta, Greece, Slovenia, Poland and Slovakia were between 20% and 25% below the average.

Estonia, Latvia and Romania were around 30% below, while Hungary and Croatia had AIC per capita just under 40% below the EU average and Bulgaria was 45% below.

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