Table 3 Median of the average annual percentage change in relative income price (RIP), 1990–2006*
PeriodHigh-income countriesUpper middle-income countriesLower middle-income countriesLow-income countriesLow-income and middle-income countries
1990–1995−0.3% (30)1.6% (14)3.5% (14)−2.4% (9)2.7% (37)
1995–2000−0.6% (31)0.3% (17)0.3% (16)−3.9% (10)−0.4% (43)
2000–20032.2% (32)−1.2% (16)−2.4% (17)1.7% (10)−0.7% (43)
2003–2006−1.2% (28)−5.0% (16)−7.3% (17)−6.7% (10)−7.0% (43)
  • Sources: EIU,10 UBS12and World Bank.11

  • *Number of observations is shown in parentheses.

  • EIU, Economist Intelligence Unit; UBS, Union Bank of Switzerland.