STA, 21 June 2020 - Slovenia still lags behind the EU-27 average in actual individual consumption per capita and in GDP per capita, which reached 81% and 88% of the 2019 average, respectively, the EU's early figures, released by Slovenia's Statistics Office (SURS), show.
SURS released Eurostat's preliminary figures for 37 European countries, showing that actual individual consumption per capita - an indicator of material prosperity of households - ranged from 59% to 135% of the EU average.
Slovenia's actual individual consumption in 2019 was two percentage points above the country's 2018 figure.
Closest to Slovenia in actual individual consumption was Malta (80% of the EU average), and Poland and Romania (both 79%).
The differences among the 37 European countries were even bigger in GDP per capita, an indicator of economic activity, which ranged from 53% to 261% of the EU average.
GDP per capita in Slovenia has been rising, up one point in 2019 over 2018, in what was the fourth consecutive annual rise. Closes on the list to Slovenia last year were Cyprus with 89% and Spain 91%.
Luxembourg fared best in both indicators, which are expressed in purchasing power standards, and Albania worst.
Actual individual consumption and Gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power standards, volume indices, European countries (EU-27=100), 2019
|Country||Actual individual consumption |
|Gross domestic product |
|European union (EU-27)||100||100|
|Euro area (EA-19)||106||106|
|EFTA Member states|
|Candidate countries for EU|
|Potential candidate country for EU|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||42||32|