Swedish consumption top five in the EU

7/10/2015

Luxembourg on top and Bulgaria in the bottom. New statistics showing the consumption of the EU citizens has been presented - and Sweden ranks in fifth place.

EU's statistical office Eurostat has produced statistics showing how much the citizens of the EU countries actually consume. This in order to get a picture of the households’ material welfare. 

The way of measuring is called AIC, Actual Individual Consumption, and takes into account all goods and services that a household consumes in a year.

Shared fifth place

All numbers above zero in the ranking means that households' welfare is higher than their EU-funds. Swedish households ranks 14 percent, which gives us a shared fifth place together with Belgium and the UK.

Luxembourg has the highest material welfare in the EU and Bulgaria the lowest. The difference between the top and the bottom is quite significant. The Luxembourg households material welfare is almost three times as big as their Bulgarian counterpart.

Luxembourg at the top

Luxembourg has the highest material welfare and Bulgaria the lowest. The difference between top and bottom is big. The Luxembourg households material welfare is almost three times as big as the Bulgarians.

Top 5 of the EU consumption ranking

  • Luxembourg: 40 percent
  • Germany: 23 percent
  • Austria: 21 percent
  • Denmark: 15 percent
  • Sweden, Belgium and the United Kingdom: 15 percent

Bottom 5 of the EU consumption ranking

  • Latvia: -35 percent
  • Hungary: -38 percent
  • Croatia: -41 percent
  • Romania: -48 percent
  • Bulgaria: -51 percent

Read more about the statistics from Eurostat.