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Algeria - GINI index

27.60 (points) in 2011

In 2011, GINI index for Algeria was 27.6 points. GINI index of Algeria fell gradually from 40.2 points in 1988 to 27.6 points in 2011.

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What is GINI index?

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.

What is Algeria GINI index?

Date Value Change, %
2011 27.60 -21.81 %
1995 35.30 -12.19 %
1988 40.20