Income share held by highest 10% reached 33.8 % in 2017 in Ecuador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 12.0 % less 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 33.8 % in 2017. When compared to Ecuador's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Brazil amounted to 41.9 %, 39.0 % in Colombia, 37.7 % in Panama and 32.3 % in Peru in 2017.
Ecuador has been ranked 8th within the group of 25 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.