Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 32.7% in Peru in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Peru | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 32.8 % in 2015 in Peru, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.306 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Peru reached an all time high of 44.9 % in 1999 and an all time low of 32.3 % in 2014. When compared to Peru's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Bolivia amounted to 34.8 %, 40.4 % in Brazil, 38.0 % in Chile and 40.0 % in Colombia in 2015.

Peru has been ranked 15th within the group of 66 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

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% ...
Colombia % 42.4% 41.4% 41.5% 41.6% 40.0%
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 % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...