Income share held by highest 10% reached 29.7 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, income share held by highest 10% in Uruguay reached an all time high of 35.5 % in 2007 and an all time low of 29.3 % in 2012. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, income share held by highest 10% in Argentina amounted to 29.4 %, 41.9 % in Brazil, 37.9 % in Chile and 39.2 % in Paraguay in 2017.
Uruguay has been ranked 12th within the group of 25 countries we follow in terms of income share held by highest 10%, 1 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.