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English definition of “per capita”

per capita

adverb     formal ECONOMICS, FINANCE
if you state an amount per capita, you mean that amount for each person: While the country's GDP rose 46% per capita from 1980, the average family income rose only 9.5%.
→ See also GDP per capita, GNP
(Definition of per capita adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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