Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 34.3% in Ecuador in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Ecuador | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 34.9 % in 2015 in Ecuador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.75 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Ecuador reached an all time high of 47.9 % in 1999 and an all time low of 34.1 % in 2011. When compared to Ecuador's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Brazil amounted to 40.4 %, 40.0 % in Colombia, 39.0 % in Panama and 32.8 % in Peru in 2015.

Ecuador has been ranked 11th within the group of 66 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%, 4 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
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%
Costa Rica % 37.1% 37.0% 37.4% 36.9% 36.8%
Ecuador % 34.1% 34.6% 35.7% 34.4% 34.9%
Honduras % 44.3% 44.1% 40.2% 38.1% 37.0%
Nicaragua % ... ... ... ... 37.2% ... ... ...
Panama % 39.7% 39.7% 39.6% 38.5% 39.0%
Peru % 33.5% 33.3% 32.7% 32.2% 32.6%
Venezuela % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...