Purchasing power parities and gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power standards, European countries, 2013–2015

Actual individual consumption per capita in Slovenia in 2015 a quarter lower than the EU-28 average

Actual individual consumption per capita in purchasing power standards in Slovenia in 2015 lagged behind the EU-28 average by 25% or by one percentage point more than in 2014.
Slovenian gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power standards in 2015 was 17% lower than the EU-28 average.

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Eurostat data

Eurostat published data on actual individual consumption (AIC) per capita and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) for 20132015 and for 37 European countries. The published results are based on the new system of national accounts (ESA 2010), on revised purchasing power parities (PPP) for the mentioned period, and on the latest GDP figures and population figures.

AIC per capita in PPS in Slovenia in 2015 25% lower than the EU-28 average

Better than GDP per capita, material well-being of households is reflected by AIC, which is made up of goods and services actually consumed by individuals.

Among 37 countries the highest AIC per capita in PPS for 2015 was recorded in Luxembourg and Norway (37% and 33% above the EU-28 average), followed by Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The lowest AIC was recorded in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Albania (63% below the EU-28 average).

AIC per capita in PPS in Slovenia was rising until 2008, when it stood at 80% of the EU-28 average. After 2008 its annual value has been in decline. In 2015 it amounted to 75% of the EU-28 average, which is one percentage point lower value than in 2014 (76% of the EU-28 average) or about the same as in 2013.

Other countries close to Slovenia in terms of AIC per capita in PPS were Greece and Slovakia (both 77% of the EU-28 average), Poland (74%) and Estonia (71%).  

Slovenian GDP per capita in PPS in 2015 17% lower than the EU-28 average; same as in 2014

The indicator GDP per capita in PPS is a measure of a country’s economic development. The position of countries regarding GDP per capita in PPS and AIC per capita in PPS are similar; however, the differences between countries are much bigger in the case of GDP per capita in PPS. GDP per capita in PPS varied by almost one to six across the EU-28 Member States in 2015.

Slovenian GDP per capita in PPS was, similar to AIC per capita, rising up to 2008, when it stood at 90% of the EU-28 average. Since then its value was in decline and in 2013 it stood at 81% of the EU-28 average. In 2014 the value grew by 2 percentage points and reached 83% of the EU-28 average.  In 2015, it stayed on the level from 2014.

Regarding this indicator, too, the first position among 37 European countries in 2015 belongs to Luxembourg (164% above the EU-28 average), followed by Ireland, Switzerland and Norway (77%, 62% and 60% above the EU-28 average). These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Germany (about a quarter above the EU-28 average).

The countries with the lowest GDP per capita in PPS were Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Albania (approx. 70% below the EU-28 average).

Closest to Slovenia in terms of GDP per capita in PPS were the Czech Republic and Cyprus whose values were 13%-18% below the EU-28 average.
Chart 1: Actual individual consumption per capita in purchasing power standards, European countries, 2015
Chart 1: Actual individual consumption per capita in purchasing power standards, European countries, 2015
Source: Eurostat (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat, 13. 12. 2016)
Table 1: Actual individual consumption and Gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power standards, volume indices, European countries (EU-28=100)
CountryActual individual consumption
per capita
in purchasing power standards
Gross domestic product
per capita
in purchasing power standards
201320142015201320142015
European union (EU28)100100100100100100
Euro area (EA19)106106105107107106
EU-28 Member States
Luxembourg145143137261267264
Germany123124123124125124
Austria123122119131130128
Denmark116115115128127127
Belgium115115114120120119
Finland114114114113111109
United Kingdom114115114107109108
France114112112109107106
Netherlands115113111134131128
Sweden113112111125124124
Italy1009899999796
Ireland959496133137177
Cyprus898990848182
Spain868788909090
Lithuania798183737575
Portugal818182777777
Malta797980868688
Czech Republic767878848687
Greece807977727068
Slovakia757677777777
Slovenia757675818383
Poland747474676869
Estonia686971757675
Latvia646566626464
Hungary626263676868
Romania545659555557
Croatia595958595958
Bulgaria495153464647
EFTA Member states
Norway135134133184175160
Switzerland133131128164163162
Iceland112113113117118123
Candidate countries for EU
Turkey 1)605859535352
Montenegro525253414142
Serbia474646383736
Macedonia394041353636
Albania363837293030
Potential candidate country for EU
Bosnia and Herzegovina 373737282828
1) Based on ESA 95.
Source: Eurostat (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat, 13. 12. 2016)
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