The chart above shows the per capita GDP and change in per capita GDP over the last ten years in EU regions. In the past ten years, the Northern EU has gone from being one of two regions with a per capita GDP of over €30,000 to the only region with a per capita GDP of over €40,000.
- The difference between the region with the greatest absolute growth in per capita GDP, the Northern EU, and the region with the least, the Southern EU, is €9,196.86.
- The Northern EU has 14.56 times the per capita absolute economic growth that the Southern EU does in the past ten years.
- The difference between the region with the greatest growth rate in per capita GDP, the Northern EU, and the region with the least, the Southern EU, is 22.86 percentage points.
- The Northern EU has 9.36 times the per capita economic growth rate that the Southern EU does in the past ten years.
- All percentages are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
- The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
- The Western EU consists of Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
- The Southern EU consists of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.
- The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
No one region surpassed another in per capita GDP over the ten year period. Meanwhile, the region with the highest per capita GDP continues to have both the highest growth rate and the highest growth increasing its difference from the other three regions.
Only the Southern EU had states whose per capita GDP contracted over the ten year period in Cyprus and Greece.
Eurostat. 2017. "Data Explorer." Accessed December 11, 2017. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=en.
Eurostat. 2018. "Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface." Accessed August 2, 2018. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?query=BOOKMARK_DS-420898_QID_-378D3319_UID_-3F171EB0&layout=TIME,C,X,0;GEO,L,Y,0;UNIT,L,Z,0;NA_ITEM,L,Z,1;INDICATORS,C,Z,2;&zSelection=DS-420898INDICATORS,OBS_FLAG;DS-420898UNIT,CP_EUR_HAB;DS-420898NA_ITEM,B1GQ;&rankName1=UNIT_1_2_-1_2&rankName2=INDICATORS_1_2_-1_2&rankName3=NA-ITEM_1_2_-1_2&rankName4=TIME_1_0_0_0&rankName5=GEO_1_2_0_1&sortC=ASC_-1_FIRST&rStp=&cStp=&rDCh=&cDCh=&rDM=true&cDM=true&footnes=false&empty=false&wai=false&time_mode=NONE&time_most_recent=false&lang=EN&cfo=%23%23%23%2C%23%23%23.%23%23%23.