The European Union’s statistical organisation Eurostat has published its regional yearbook for 2018.

In relation to the GDP of countries within the EU, Eurostat has found:

One of the most striking details of the map [top] is the presence of pockets of relatively high wealth creation that are apparent for almost every capital city region.

“Nowhere was this more apparent than in one of the two capital city regions of the United Kingdom, Inner London – West, where GDP per capita was more than six times as high as the EU-28 average in 2016 (611 %).

“The next highest ratios were recorded in Luxembourg (a single region at this level of detail; 258 %), Southern and Eastern (the Irish capital city region; 217%) and Région de Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest (the Belgian capital city region; 200%).

These were the only four regions across the EU where GDP per capita was at least twice as high as the EU-28 average, although Hamburg (Germany) had a ratio that was only slightly lower and was atypical insofar as its GDP per capita was above that recorded for the German capital region of Berlin.”

The report can be read in full here

26 thoughts on “Why So Blue?

    1. Cian

      Our GNI* is about 60% of GDP.
      So the score of 217 should be reduced to 133[1]; This would change the ‘Southern and Eastern’ part of map above from dark blue to the middling blue.

      It would also change the light-pink covering the rest of Ireland into the dark red!

      [1] assuming that our GDP/GNI is proportional across both parts of Ireland.

    2. Hansel

      Lads, I’m not as well up on economics as you: is GDP a measure of how well the companies are doing and GNI a measure of how take-home pay is doing?

      1. edalicious

        Full disclosure: I had Sofia written in there first but went off and checked a map before posting. I’m very hazy about anything down there past Croatia.

          1. Papi

            Never heard it, but I’ve led such a sheltered life, you wouldn’t believe, I’m similar to a young Jane Austen some days.

          2. A telented finger

            @ papi…

            I misread that as ‘Jane’s Addiction”.
            – Their first two albums were unbelievably good, but then…

            Look it up.

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