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Average per capita income drops 5.9 pct in 2010-2011 period

The average per capita annual income of Greeks dropped by 1,171 euros in 2011, a reduction of 5.9 percent compared with the previous year, provisional data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Tuesday has shown.

According to ELSTAT, the mean per capita annual income in 2010 stood at 19,918 euros, dropping in 2011 to 18,747.

The biggest decline was recorded in the region on Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, where the average per capita annual income dropped 9.7 percent year-on-year, while the smallest decline was in Athens (2.1 percent), where the average annual income in 2011 stood at 25,224 euros ELSTAT said.

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