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Brazil - GINI index

52.67
(Index)
in 2012

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or consumption expenditure among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.

Date Value Change, %
2012 52.67 -0.79 %
2011 53.09 -1.45 %
2009 53.87 -0.92 %
2008 54.37 -1.56 %
2007 55.23 -1.25 %
2006 55.93 -1.25 %
2005 56.64 -0.42 %
2004 56.88 -1.95 %
2003 58.01 -1.04 %
2002 58.62 -1.20 %
2001 59.33 0.58 %
1999 58.99