Irish GDP per capita in 2005 was 39% above the EU25 average while Irish GNP per capita was 33% above
GDP per capita in Luxembourg, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards3 (PPS), was more than twice the EU25 average in 2005, while Ireland was about 40% above the average. The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Sweden were between approximately 15% and 25% above the average. Finland, Germany and France recorded figures about 10% above the EU25 average, while Italy and Spain were around the average.
Ireland's GDP in 2005 was €161.2 billion compared with a GNP of €135.9. The latter figure is adjusted for the profits of the large multinational sector.
Cyprus was about 10% below the EU25 average, while Greece and Slovenia were around 20% below. The Czech Republic, Portugal and Malta were around 30% below the EU25 average, while Hungary, Estonia and Slovakia were about 40% below. Lithuania, Poland and Latvia were around half of the EU25 average.
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