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GDP per inhabitant in Purchasing Power Standards (PPS)

Purchasing power parity GDP per capita 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
PPS (current prices) 31,390.3 (p) 25,600.0 29,700.0
Index EU27 = 100 105.1 (p) 86.0 100.0
Units: PPS (current prices).
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Annual Economic Accounts for Catalonia. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(p) Provisional value.

Last update: July 23, 2021.

Methodological note

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a measure for the economic activity. It refers to the value of the total output of goods and services produced by an economy, less intermediate consumption, plus net taxes on products and imports. GDP per capita is calculated as the ratio of GDP to the average population in a specific year. Basic figures are expressed in purchasing power, which represents a common currency that eliminates the differences in price levels between countries to allow meaningful volume comparisons of GDP.

The values are also offered as an index calculated in relation to the European Union average set to equal 100. If the index of a country is higher than 100, this country's level of GDP per head is higher than the EU average and vice versa. Please note that this index is intended for cross-country comparisons rather than for temporal comparisons.