Brazilian GDP per capita increased from R $ 19,876.68 in 2010 to R $ 29,326.33 in 2015, an increase of around 47.5%¹. GDP per capita from Rio Grande do Sul increased from R $ 22,556.00 in 2010 to R $ 33,960.36 in 2015, increasing by 50.5% in the period. GDP per capita from Rio Grande do Sul is the 5th largest among the 27 states.
The municipalities that presented the highest GDPs per capita in 2015 are predominantly low populated and have significant participation of industry in their economy, especially petrochemical and power generation. The municipality of Triunfo, for instance, presented the highest GDP per capita of the State – R$ 268,381.39, due to the Petrochemical Hub, followed by Pinhal da Serra, Aratiba e Muitos Capões, all with a value above R $ 100,000.00 because of the presence of power generation plants. The municipality of Alvorada, presented the lowest GDP per capita of the State in 2015 – R$ 11,353.07.
1 GDP per capita is calculated in R$/year, because it depends on the consolidation of the annual calculation of GDP.
Source: IBGE/PContas Regionais