Statistical Handbook on Consumption and Wealth in the United States

By Chandrika Kaul; Valerie Tomaselli-Moschovitis | Go to book overview

Appendix: International Perspective

The following tables present the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of countries across the world: the first in alphabetical order and the next in order of highest to lowest GDP. This information is included here to provide an international touchstone for the United States. Included here are 178 countries for which the World Bank collects data. Excluded are countries such as Iraq and Bosnia, whose societies are not open or whose economies are not stable enough to obtain meaningful data.


Gross Domestic Product: 1997, in millions of U.S. dollars (in alphabetical order)
Ranking
126 Albania 2,460
50 Algeria 47,072
88 Angola 7,662
156 Antigua and Barbuda 502
17 Argentina 325,012
140 Armenia 1,626
14 Australia 394,509
22 Austria 206,303
112 Azerbaijan 4,399
117 Bahamas, The 3,750
98 Bahrain 6,097
53 Bangladesh 41,419
139 Barbados 1,743
60 Belarus 22,462
19 Belgium 242,550
153 Belize 649
131 Benin 2,141
161 Bhutan 383
87 Bolivia 7,977
105 Botswana 5,070
8 Brazil 820,381
102 Brunei 5,271
80 Bulgaria 10,085
127 Burkina Faso 2,395
147 Burundi 957
121 Cambodia 3,044
83 Cameroon 9,115
9 Canada 609,778
159 Cape Verde 425
146 Central African Republic 1,019
141 Chad 1,603
41 Chile 77,082
37 Colombia 95,745
173 Comoros 194
97 Congo, Dem. Rep. 6,101
128 Congo, Rep. 2,298
82 Costa Rica 9,521
76 Cote d'Ivoire 10,251

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents iii
  • Introduction v
  • List of Tables and Charts vii
  • A. General Economic Data 1
  • B. Personal, Family, and Household Income and Wealth 22
  • C. Business and Corporate Wealth 77
  • D. Overview of Consumption 97
  • E. Consumption--Material Goods 121
  • F. Consumption-----Services 177
  • G. Consumption--Travel, Leisure, and Other Non-Essentials 215
  • H. the Role of Government 254
  • Appendix: International Perspective 273
  • Index 281
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