Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 25.2% in Palestine in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Palestine | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 27.8 % in 2010 in Palestine, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.21 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Palestine reached an all time high of 27.8 % in 2010 and an all time low of 25.2 % in 2016. When compared to Palestine's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Egypt amounted to 27.3 %, 31.1 % in Israel and 27.5 % in Jordan in 2010.

Palestine has been ranked 32nd within the group of 85 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%.

The percentage share of income or consumption is the share that accrues to subgroups of the population indicated by deciles or quintiles.

Income Share Held by Highest 10% Unit 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cyprus % 25.7% 26.7% 28.0% 30.8% 28.8% ...
Egypt % ... 27.3% ... 26.0% ... ... ...
Iraq % ... ... ... ... 23.7% ... ... ... ...
Israel % ... ... 31.2% ... 29.7% ... 28.3% ...
Jordan % ... 27.5% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Lebanon % ... ... ... 24.8% ... ... ... ... ...
Libya % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Palestine % ... 27.8% 27.2% ... ... ... ...
Saudi Arabia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Syria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...