The World’s Economic Statistics

Greatest GDP Growth Rates

Rank Country GDP Growth, %
1 Mongolia 18.1
2 Macau 13.5
3 Libya 12.2
4 China 8.6
5 Bhutan 8.5
6 Timor-Leste 8.3
7 Iraq 8.2
7 Mozambique 8.2
9 Rwanda 7.8
10 Ghana 7.6

GDP Growth Rates by Continent

North America= 2.2%

Latin America=3.9%

Western Europe= 0.3%

Eastern Europe=2.9%

Middle East/North Africa= 3.8%

Sub-Saharan Africa= 4.8%

Asia (excl. Japan)=6.4%

Japan=1.2%

Source: IMF

Source: IMF

GDP by Country

Country

GDP (US Billions)

GDP Growth, %
Afghanistan

$21.056

7.895%

Albania

$14.596

4.2%

Algeria

$207.051

3.225%

Angola

$129.719

6.527%

Antigua and Barbuda

$1.304

3.766%

Argentina

$578.482

4.198%

Armenia

$10.915

4.2%

Australia

$1,574.00

3.536%

Austria

$433.501

2.17%

Azerbaijan

$82.075

2.556%

Bahamas

$8.439

2.378%

Bahrain

$30.149

5.889%

Bangladesh

$137.617

6.855%

Guam

$4.708

3%

Belarus

$84.109

4.811%

Belgium

$534.4

1.854%

Belize

$1.62

2.5%

Benin

$8.342

4.823%

Bhutan

$1.692

6.056%

Bolivia

$27.42

4.492%

Bosnia and Herzegovina

$20.817

4.3%

Botswana

$18.167

7.232%

Brazil

$2,735.30

4.109%

Brunei Darussalam

$16.727

2.095%

Bulgaria

$59.56

4%

Burkina Faso

$11.073

6.187%

Burundi

$2.098

5.011%

Cambodia

$15.798

6.489%

Cameroon

$28.403

4.8%

Canada

$1,875.14

2.494%

Cape Verde

$2.235

7.639%

Central African Republic

$2.591

5.5%

Chad

$10.62

4.414%

Chile

$253.754

4.5%

China

$8,057.41

9.475%

Colombia

$344.057

4.456%

Comoros

$0.628

4%

Congo

$17.546

8.018%

Congo, Republic of

$16.502

4.855%

Costa Rica

$45.569

4.5%

Ivory Coast

$26.909

5.951%

Croatia

$71.177

2.5%

Cyprus

$27.286

2.378%

Czech Republic

$260.284

2.857%

Denmark

$361.516

2.015%

Djibouti

$1.465

5.784%

Dominica

$0.424

3%

Dominican Republic

$63.64

6%

Ecuador

$71.928

2.5%

Egypt

$273.328

5%

El Salvador

$26.247

4%

Equatorial Guinea

$22.094

6.787%

Eritrea

$3.479

3.46%

Estonia

$22.192

3.671%

Ethiopia

$36.439

8.033%

Fiji

$3.549

1.297%

Finland

$280.962

2.2%

France

$2,923.27

2%

Gabon

$17.311

1.597%

Gambia

$1.293

5.549%

Georgia

$13.653

4.75%

Germany

$3,691.07

1.882%

Ghana

$48.767

6.146%

Greece

$320.232

2.112%

Grenada

$0.836

3.509%

Guatemala

$52.569

3.468%

Guinea

$5.243

4.96%

Guinea Bissau

$1.014

4.734%

Guyana

$2.818

5.436%

Haiti

$10.497

7.223%

Honduras

$19.04

4%

Hong Kong

$282.83

4.216%

Hungary

$147.298

2.802%

Iceland

$15.123

2.711%

India

$2,061.14

8.165%

Indonesia

$997.944

6.7%

Iran

$472.694

3.535%

Iraq

$142.943

10.236%

Ireland

$224.299

2.409%

Israel

$262.032

3.708%

Italy

$2,304.31

1.365%

Jamaica

$16.859

2.843%

Japan

$6,058.06

1.693%

Jordan

$35.842

4.7%

Kazakhstan

$204.106

5.9%

Kenya

$45.476

6.815%

Kiribati

$0.179

3%

Korea

$1,282.43

4.167%

Kosovo

$7.222

4.9%

Kuwait

$190.782

3.55%

Kyrgyzstan

$6.099

5.964%

Laos

$7.979

6.387%

Latvia

$28.762

4.035%

Macau

$48.736

4%

Lesotho

$2.731

4.665%

Liberia

$1.423

8.007%

Libya

$n/a

n/a%

Lithuania

$45.304

3.682%

Luxembourg

$66.904

3.226%

Macedonia

$11.415

4.199%

Madagascar

$10.561

4.925%

Malawi

$6.495

5.5%

Malaysia

$288.978

5.1%

Maldives

$2.401

4.527%

Mali

$12.117

4.845%

Malta

$9.712

2.171%

Mauritania

$4.954

6.311%

Mauritius

$11.716

4.302%

Mexico

$1,293.30

3.35%

Moldova

$8.013

5%

Mongolia

$14.72

23.1%

Montenegro

$4.551

3.706%

Morocco

$115.408

4.941%

Mozambique

$14.339

7.903%

Myanmar

$55.839

5.668%

Namibia

$14.752

4.356%

Nepal

$22.508

4.223%

Netherlands

$871.575

1.612%

New Zealand

$165.29

3.366%

Nicaragua

$8.021

4%

Niger

$7.816

5.352%

Nigeria

$309.671

6.252%

Norway

$504.897

2.189%

Oman

$71.543

4.298%

Pakistan

$227.941

5%

Panama

$36.051

6.563%

Papua New Guinea

$11.206

1.499%

Paraguay

$26.058

4%

Peru

$195.603

5.719%

Philippines

$233.397

5%

Poland

$576.448

3.745%

Portugal

$241.691

0.9%

Qatar

$216.243

3.95%

Romania

$209.62

4.283%

Russia

$2,403.03

4.34%

Rwanda

$7.177

6.8%

Samoa

$0.686

2.485%

Sao Tome and Principe

$0.248

6%

Saudi Arabia

$628.122

3.4%

Senegal

$15.785

4.952%

Serbia

$52.985

5.5%

Seychelles

$1.074

4.983%

Sierra Leone

$2.726

6%

Singapore

$278.768

4.295%

Slovakia

$105.952

4.303%

Slovenia

$55.225

2.503%

Solomon Islands

$0.857

4.111%

South Africa

$423.775

4.169%

Spain

$1,563.63

1.768%

Sri Lanka

$69.504

6.5%

Saint Kitts and Nevis

$0.609

2.001%

Saint Lucia

$1.158

3.256%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

$0.68

3.2%

Sudan

$84.288

5.869%

Suriname

$5.144

5.472%

Swaziland

$3.673

2.517%

Sweden

$629.953

3.4%

Switzerland

$610.349

1.8%

Syria

$79.957

5.508%

Taiwan

$590.777

5.089%

Tajikistan

$8.773

5%

Tanzania

$27.824

7.364%

Thailand

$397.986

4.7%

Timor Leste (East Timor)

$0.93

9.708%

Togo

$3.958

4.065%

Tonga

$0.403

1.816%

Trinidad and Tobago

$27.027

2.562%

Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands

$52.523

5.615%

Turkey

$943.429

4.11%

Turkmenistan

$n/a

6.669%

Tuvalu

$0.035

1.095%

Uganda

$17.599

7%

Ukraine

$175.542

4.5%

United Arab Emirates

$402.606

4.035%

United Kingdom

$2,743.35

2.495%

United States

$16,522.06

2.723%

Uruguay

$49.928

4.039%

Uzbekistan

$52.195

6.5%

Vanuatu

$0.888

3.996%

Venezuela

$304.259

1.326%

Vietnam

$143.272

7.225%

Yemen

$42.301

4.349%

Zambia

$23.609

7.808%

Zimbabwe

$10.627

5.203%

Source: IMF

Top Ten Countries by GDP per Capita

Rank Country GDP per Capita ($)
1 Norway $100,340
2 Switzerland $77,340
3 Australia $66,950
4 UAE $56,940
5 Denmark $56,280
6 Canada $53,160
7 USA $51,125
8 Netherlands $48,280
9 Austria $46,960
10 Belgium $45,450

RPI and CPI

Retail Price Index:

The retail price index is a form of weighted index, which is used to monitor changes and make comparisons. However it only shows change in the cost of living of an “average” person or family. In 1914 the RPI was based on what the government thought of as essential expenditure, but since WW2 the RPI has been calculated by what people actually buy.

General Index of Consumer Price (CPI):

The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of the average price of consumer goods and services bought by households. The percentage change in the CPI is a measure of inflation. The CPI can be used to adjust for the effects of inflation n determining new annual pay scales, pensions and regulated prices of services. It forms the basis for the Government’s inflation target which the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee Is required to achieve.

Stats for the UK:

Stats for UK only

Stats for UK only

Stats for UK only

Stats for UK only

CPI

RPI
2004 Jan

1.4

183.1

2005 Jan

1.6

188.9

2006 Jan

1.9

193.4

2007 Jan

2.7

201.6

2008 Jan

2.2

209.8

2009 Jan

3.0

210.1

2010 Jan

3.5

217.9

2011 Jan

4.0

229

2012 Jan

3.6

2013 Jan

2.8

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