Question by  mouse09 (20)

What are the leading countries in today's world economy?


Answer by  spottygao (42)

Depends on your measure - GDP percapita = 1) Liechenstein 2) Qatar 3) Luxembourg / GDP growth = 1) Bhutan 2) Macau 3) Qatar ( from CIA factbook) / UN HDI = 1) Norway 2) Australia 3) Iceland / Global Competitiveness = 1) USA 2) Singapore 3) Finland...................... Etc etc!

Reply by spottygao (42):
Apologies, most recent Global Competitiveness Index = 1) USA 2) Switzerland 3) Denmark, and also if Macau is a soveriegn nation.  add a comment
Reply by trailergirl (57):
Macau is not a sovereign nation.  add a comment

Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

The leading economies based on size are The United States, Japan, China, and Germany. You could also consider the European Union, of which German is part, which makes it the fourth largest economy. Based on growth rate, India, China, Russia, and Brazil are leading economies. Based on population, the leading countries are China and India.

posted by Anonymous
You forgot Korea dude, they are advancing faster than most countries including U.S  add a comment
Reply by trailergirl (57):
"Based on population, the leading countries are China and India." This statement is untrue and misleading. The populations are larger, so "based on population" the economies would be extremely small. A country like Luxembourg would be a leading country based on population.  add a comment

Answer by  bluemeanies (43)

The leading countries in todays world economy are the United States, China, Japan, India, the UK and Germany. Other influential economies are France, Italy, Brazil and Russia.

Reply by trailergirl (57):
More incorrect information. The order is considered US, Japan, Germany, China. China is expected to pass Germany within the next two years.  add a comment

Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Brazil, Russia, China and India have the highest national growth rates. The United States, Japan, Germany and China have the largest total economies with India closing the gap. On a per capita (per person) annual income, the United States, Japan, Bermuda, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia are in the lead.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

I am pretty sure that the G8 countries (USA, Japan, Great Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Russia and Italy) are among those leading the world's economy. The European Union is also among these nations. And, I think China and India are also at the top of the list among emerging nations.


Answer by  nacl (20)

The biggest economies are Japan, USA, China, and Germany. However, taking the united Europe together, all of the European countries do play a leading role.


Answer by  Anonymous

USA, Japan and China are the largest economies

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