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## Economy Statistics > GINI index > Thailand (historical data)

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 Date Amount Rank 2002 41.98 #11 2000 43.15 #14 1999 43.53 #7 1996 43.39 #23 1992 46.22 #7 1988 43.84 #2 1981 45.22 #4

DEFINITION: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, 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.

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