Income Share Held by Highest 10% rose to 22.7% in Moldova in 2016

Income Share Held by Highest 10% (%)
Society | Moldova | February 1, 2019
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Income share held by highest 10% reached 22.5 % in 2015 in Moldova, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.881 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Moldova reached an all time high of 34.4 % in 1999 and an all time low of 19.9 % in 1988. When compared to Moldova's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Romania amounted to 24.7 %, 29.7 % in Russia and 21.6 % in Ukraine in 2015.

Moldova has been ranked 57th within the group of 66 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%, 16 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
Bulgaria % 26.0% 27.4% 27.5% 28.8% ... ... ...
China % ... 31.8% 31.5% 30.3% 29.7% 29.4% ... ...
Germany % 24.3% ... 24.6% ... 24.8% ... ...
Greece % 25.6% 26.6% 26.4% 26.1% 26.2% ... ...
Hungary % 23.1% 23.9% 24.4% 24.0% 23.8% ... ...
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Moldova % 24.5% 23.6% 23.3% 22.1% 22.5%
Poland % 25.9% 25.6% 25.6% 25.2% 25.1% ...
Romania % 24.8% 25.4% 25.4% 24.5% 24.7% ... ...
Russia % 31.1% 32.2% 32.4% 31.9% 29.7% ... ...
Serbia % ... ... 23.0% ... 23.1% ... ...
Turkey % 30.5% 30.5% 30.6% 31.6% 33.5% ...
USA % ... ... ... 30.1% ... ... ...
Ukraine % 20.7% 20.8% 21.1% 20.6% 21.6% ...