Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 29.7% in Uruguay in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Uruguay | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 29.9 % in 2015 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.673 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Uruguay reached an all time high of 35.6 % in 2004 and an all time low of 29.3 % in 2012. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Brazil amounted to 40.4 %, 38.0 % in Chile and 36.7 % in Paraguay in 2015.

Uruguay has been ranked 23rd within the group of 66 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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % 30.6% 29.4% 29.3% 29.5% ...
Bolivia % ... 33.7% 33.7% 35.2% 36.0% 34.8%
Brazil % ... 41.7% 41.7% 41.7% 40.6% 40.4%
Chile % ... 38.5% ... 38.4% ... 38.0% ...
Paraguay % 41.4% 36.9% 37.3% 40.7% 36.7%
Peru % 33.5% 33.3% 32.7% 32.2% 32.6%
Uruguay % 31.7% 29.3% 30.2% 29.9% 29.9%
Venezuela % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...