Bulgaria and Romania have worst GDP in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania have worst GDP in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania once again fare badly in a recent Europe-wide survey of GDP per capita performance, occupying the last two places in the European Union with 41 and 45 per cent of the EU average respectively.Only Serbia with 37 per cent, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania with 30 and 27 per cent, respectively, fare worse than Bulgaria and Romania, and none of these countries are yet EU members.The latest Eurostat statistics, based on preliminary estimates for 2009, gross domestic product (GDP) per inhabitant expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) varied from 41 per cent to 268 per cent of the EU27 average among members.Luxembourg dominates the 2009 GDP per capita top list with 268 per cent of the average for the EU 27, followed by Ireland with 131 per cent, the Netherlands with 130 per cent, Austria with 124 per cent, Sweden with 120 per cent, and the UK and Denmark with 117 per cent.Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Malta, Portugal and Slovakia were between 10 per cent and 30 per cent lower than the EU27 average. Hungary, Estonia, Poland and Lithuania were between 30 per cent and five per cent lower.

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