Income Share Held by Lowest 10% rose to 1.90% in Argentina in 2017

Income Share Held by Lowest 10% (%)
Society | Argentina | May 17, 2019
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Income share held by lowest 10% reached 1.90 % in 2017 in Argentina, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.00 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by lowest 10% in Argentina reached an all time high of 2.00 % in 1986 and an all time low of 0.700 % in 2001. When compared to Argentina's main peers, income share held by lowest 10% in Bolivia amounted to 1.20 %, 1.90 % in Chile, 1.70 % in Paraguay and 2.30 % in Uruguay in 2017.

Argentina has been ranked 15th within the group of 25 countries we follow in terms of income share held by lowest 10%, 54 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 Lowest 10% Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina % 1.70% 1.70% 1.80% 1.80% ...
Bolivia % ... 1.10% 0.900% 1.00% 1.10% 1.10%
Brazil % ... 1.10% 1.10% 1.10% 1.20% 1.20%
Chile % ... 1.80% ... 1.90% ... 1.70% ...
Paraguay % 1.20% 1.50% 1.60% 1.40% 1.60%
Peru % 1.50% 1.50% 1.60% 1.60% 1.60%
Uruguay % 2.10% 2.10% 2.10% 2.10% 2.10%