Income Share Held by Highest 10% fell to 34.8% in Mexico in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Mexico | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 34.8 % in 2016 in Mexico, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.45 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Mexico reached an all time high of 43.6 % in 1989 and an all time low of 34.8 % in 2016. When compared to Mexico's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Honduras amounted to 36.8 % and 30.6 % in USA in 2016.

Mexico has been ranked 7th within the group of 28 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%, 9 places above 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
Belize % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Canada % ... ... ... 25.3% ... ... ... ...
China % ... 31.8% 31.5% 30.3% 29.7% 29.4% ... ...
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%
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Mexico % ... ... 36.1% ... 37.2% ... ...
Nicaragua % ... ... ... ... 37.2% ... ... ...
USA % ... ... ... 30.1% ... ... ...