Austria is third-richest EU country
According to preliminary estimates from the EU statistics office Eurostat , in 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power standards (PPS) ranged from 47% to 264% of the EU average (100%).
With a value of 128% each, Austria and the Netherlands have the highest GDP per capita of all EU member states except Luxembourg (264%) and Ireland (177%) sharing therefore third place. It is followed by Denmark (127%) as well as Germany and Sweden with 124% each. Other countries which were above the EU average were Belgium (119%), Finland (109%), the United Kingdom (108%) and France (106%).
GDP per capita was slightly below the EU average in Italy (96%) and Spain (90%). The two countries with the lowest GDP per head in terms of the EU average were once again Romania (57%) and Bulgaria (47%).
Norway (160%) and Switzerland (162%) were the only countries outside the EU with higher GDP per capita than Austria.
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