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Net savings and disposable income: 2012-2008 Change in PPS per inhabitant

Net savings and disposable income: 2012-2008
Change in PPS per inhabitant

Net savings and disposable income: 2012-2008 Change in PPS per inhabitant

The chart displays the change in net savings and disposable income between 2008
and 2012, measured in purchasing power standard per inhabitant. According to
their definition in the System of National Accounts, net saving is the part of disposable
income that is not spent on consumption of goods or services. Disposable
income is the amount available after taxes have been deducted.
Each Member State is positioned in one of the quadrants, considering its performance
on both the savings and income axes. Reading the chart clockwise, the upper
right quadrant signals relative increases for both (Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania,
Latvia and Estonia) while the lower right contains countries which have experienced
an income increase along with a reduction in their savings capacity. In the lower left
quadrant both income and savings per capita are lower in 2012 than they were in
2008 (Luxembourg, Greece and Slovakia show extreme reductions), and in the upper
left Spain and Ireland show reduced incomes, accompanied by increased saving
capacity. The EU28 aggregate in the lower centre displays no change in income and
an 800 PPS per capita decrease in savings capacity.


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