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NATIONAL RANKINGS

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Top Ten Most Powerful Economies in GDP (PPP)

SOURCE: World Factbook. Updated Dec 13, 2013
Measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the year 2012

1. European Union, $15.540 trillion

2. United States, $16.240 trillion

3. China, $12.260 trillion

4. India, $4.716 trillion (recently moved ahead of Japan)

5. Japan, $4.576 trillion

6. Germany, $3.167 tillion

7. Russia, $2.486 trillion

8. Brazil, $2.330 trillion

9. United Kingdom, $2.313 trillion

10. France $2.238 trillion

COMMENT:

More people, more GDP. The leading countries in GDP benefit from large populations, especially China and India.

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