Income Share Held by Lowest 10% rose to 2.30% in Uruguay in 2017

Income Share Held by Lowest 10% (%)
Society | Uruguay | May 17, 2019
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Income share held by lowest 10% reached 2.30 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.52 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, income share held by lowest 10% in Uruguay reached an all time high of 2.30 % in 2017 and an all time low of 1.64 % in 2001. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, income share held by lowest 10% in Argentina amounted to 1.90 %, 1.00 % in Brazil, 1.90 % in Chile and 1.70 % in Paraguay in 2017.

Uruguay has been ranked 12th within the group of 25 countries we follow in terms of income share held by lowest 10%, 49 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%
Venezuela % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...