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.