The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart


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By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today’s visualization from breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.

The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global economy in nominal terms. Meanwhile, each country’s segment is sized accordingly to their percentage of global GDP output. Continents are also grouped together and sorted by color.

Here is the data for the Top 20 Countries in table form:

Rank Country GDP (Nominal, 2015) Share of Global Economy (%)
#1 United States $18.0 trillion 24.3%
#2 China $11.0 trillion 14.8%
#3 Japan $4.4 trillion 5.9%
#4 Germany $3.4 trillion 4.5%
#5 United Kingdom $2.9 trillion 3.9%
#6 France $2.4 trillion 3.3%
#7 India $2.1 trillion 2.8%
#8 Italy $1.8 trillion 2.5%
#9 Brazil $1.8 trillion 2.4%
#10 Canada $1.6 trillion 2.1%
#11 South Korea $1.4 trillion 1.9%
#12 Australia $1.3 trillion 1.8%
#13 Russia $1.3 trillion 1.8%
#14 Spain $1.2 trillion 1.6%
#15 Mexico $1.1 trillion 1.5%
#16 Indonesia $0.9 trillion 1.2%
#17 Netherlands $0.8 trillion 1.0%
#18 Turkey $0.7 trillion 1.0%
#19 Switzerland $0.7 trillion 0.9%
#20 Saudi Arabia $0.6 trillion 0.9%

Download the data from the World Bank. (Updated Feb 1, 2017)

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart


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