Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 30.7% in El Salvador in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 41.4 % in 1991 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in El Salvador reached an all time high of 41.4 % in 1991 and an all time low of 30.7 % in 2016. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Costa Rica amounted to 34.3 % and 40.8 % in Honduras in 1991.

El Salvador has been ranked 4th within the group of 15 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
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Costa Rica % 37.1% 37.0% 37.4% 36.9% 36.8%
El Salvador % 32.8% 32.6% 34.2% 32.2% 31.8%
Guatemala % ... ... ... ... ... 38.0% ... ... ...
Honduras % 44.3% 44.1% 40.2% 38.1% 37.0%
Mexico % ... ... 36.1% ... 37.2% ... ...
Nicaragua % ... ... ... ... 37.2% ... ... ...
Panama % 39.7% 39.7% 39.6% 38.5% 39.0%
USA % ... ... ... 30.1% ... ... ...