Gross Domestic Product

In the intricate web of global economics, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) serves as a crucial thread that weaves together a comprehensive picture of a country's economic health and size. As defined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), GDP measures the monetary value of final goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific period. It's a widely accepted barometer of economic prosperity and an indicator of a nation's standard of living. This article delves into the world's largest economies, spotlighting the top 25 countries by GDP. These economies have harnessed their unique strengths and resources to create thriving economic landscapes. From the United States' technological innovation and diverse economic structure to China's rapid industrialization and large consumer market, each country presents a distinct economic narrative. We'll explore the high-tech industries of Japan and South Korea, the natural resource-driven economies of Russia and Australia, and the service-based economies of the United Kingdom and France. We'll also delve into the manufacturing powerhouses of Germany and Italy, and the commodity-rich economies of Canada and Brazil.

In the global economic landscape, certain countries stand out due to their significant Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a key indicator of economic health and size. These countries have managed to build robust and diverse economies, often driven by various factors such as technological innovation, natural resources, human capital, and strategic geopolitical positioning. Here are the ten largest economies in the world:

- United States of America ($26.8T)
- China ($19.4T)
- Japan ($4.4T)
- Germany ($4.3T)
- India ($3.7T)
- United Kingdom ($3.1T)
- France ($2.9T)
- Italy ($2.2T)
- Canada ($2.1T)
- Brazil ($2.1T) These countries have managed to leverage their unique strengths and resources to create thriving economies, contributing significantly to their high GDP.

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$20.1B

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$20.2B

#122

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$206.0B

#56

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$3.7B

#162

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$117.9B

#67

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$1.9B

#178

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$641.1B

#23

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$23.7B

#117

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$3.6B

#163

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$1.7T

#13

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$515.2B

#31

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$70.0B

#85

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$14.1B

#141

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$44.9B

#98

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$420.5B

#37

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$6.1B

#157

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$73.5B

#84

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GDP

$624.2B

#24

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$3.2B

#167

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$19.2B

#129

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$2.7B

#169

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$46.1B

#97

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$28.5B

#112

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GDP

$19.6B

#126

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$2.1T

#10

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$16.0B

#135

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$100.6B

#70

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$21.1B

#119

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$3.2B

#166

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$30.6B

#108

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$48.6B

#93

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$2.1T

#9

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GDP

$2.5B

#172

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$2.7B

#168

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$12.0B

#148

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$358.6B

#44

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$19.4T

#2

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$334.7B

#46

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GDP

$1.3B

#181

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$77.8B

#78

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$78.9B

#76

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$30.9B

#107

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$330.5B

#47

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$69.5B

#86

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$405.6B

#38

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$3.9B

#161

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GDP

$681.0M

#187

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$121.3B

#64

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$121.3B

#63

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$378.1B

#41

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$33.8B

#103

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$15.1B

#139

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GDP

$2.7B

#170

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GDP

$41.6B

#101

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GDP

$4.8B

#159

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GDP

$156.1B

#59

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GDP

$5.4B

#158

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GDP

$301.7B

#48

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$2.9T

#7

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GDP

$20.3B

#121

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GDP

$2.3B

#173

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$27.9B

#114

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$4.3T

#4

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$66.6B

#88

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GDP

$239.3B

#54

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GDP

$1.3B

#182

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GDP

$102.3B

#69

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GDP

$23.3B

#118

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GDP

$1.9B

#177

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GDP

$16.3B

#134

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GDP

$26.6B

#115

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$32.9B

#104

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GDP

$382.9B

#40

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GDP

$188.5B

#57

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$28.6B

#111

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$3.7T

#5

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$1.4T

#16

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$368.0B

#43

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$267.9B

#50

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GDP

$594.1B

#26

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GDP

$539.2B

#29

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$2.2T

#8

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$77.0B

#81

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GDP

$17.3B

#131

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$4.4T

#3

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$52.1B

#90

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$245.7B

#53

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$118.1B

#66

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$248.0M

#193

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GDP

$10.0B

#151

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$164.7B

#58

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GDP

$12.3B

#147

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GDP

$14.1B

#142

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GDP

$47.4B

#94

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$24.5B

#116

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$2.6B

#171

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$4.4B

#160

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GDP

$46.3B

#96

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GDP

$78.3B

#77

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$87.0B

#73

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GDP

$35.8B

#102

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$16.0B

#136

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GDP

$11.3B

#149

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GDP

$447.0B

#35

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GDP

$7.0B

#156

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$20.8B

#120

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GDP

$19.4B

#128

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GDP

$291.0M

#191

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GDP

$11.0B

#150

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GDP

$14.6B

#140

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GDP

$1.6T

#14

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GDP

$456.0M

#190

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GDP

$15.8B

#137

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GDP

$16.9B

#132

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GDP

$7.0B

#154

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GDP

$138.8B

#61

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GDP

$19.9B

#124

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GDP

$64.0B

#89

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GDP

$13.5B

#143

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GDP

$151.0M

#194

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GDP

$42.1B

#100

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GDP

$1.1T

#17

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GDP

$252.0B

#52

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GDP

$17.3B

#130

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GDP

$16.6B

#133

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GDP

$506.6B

#32

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GDP

$15.3B

#138

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GDP

$554.1B

#28

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GDP

$104.9B

#68

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GDP

$376.5B

#42

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GDP

$262.0M

#192

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GDP

$19.7B

#125

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GDP

$77.3B

#80

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GDP

$31.4B

#105

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GDP

$42.8B

#99

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GDP

$268.2B

#49

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GDP

$440.9B

#36

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GDP

$748.9B

#22

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GDP

$267.7B

#51

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GDP

$120.8B

#65

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GDP

$219.6B

#55

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GDP

$13.0B

#145

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GDP

$348.9B

#45

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GDP

$2.1T

#11

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GDP

$13.1B

#144

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GDP

$1.1B

#184

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GDP

$2.3B

#174

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GDP

$1.0B

#185

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GDP

$898.0M

#186

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GDP

$1.8B

#179

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GDP

$625.0M

#188

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GDP

$1.1T

#18

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GDP

$31.2B

#106

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GDP

$74.0B

#83

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GDP

$2.0B

#176

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GDP

$3.5B

#164

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GDP

$515.5B

#30

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GDP

$127.5B

#62

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GDP

$68.1B

#87

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GDP

$1.7B

#180

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GDP

$8.7B

#153

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GDP

$399.0B

#39

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GDP

$1.7T

#12

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$7.0B

#155

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GDP

$1.5T

#15

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GDP

$75.3B

#82

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GDP

$46.7B

#95

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GDP

$3.5B

#165

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GDP

$599.1B

#25

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GDP

$869.6B

#20

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GDP

$790.7B

#21

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GDP

$12.8B

#146

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GDP

$85.4B

#74

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GDP

$574.2B

#27

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GDP

$2.0B

#175

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GDP

$9.0B

#152

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GDP

$541.0M

#189

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GDP

$28.2B

#113

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GDP

$49.8B

#91

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GDP

$1.0T

#19

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GDP

$82.6B

#75

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GDP

$65.0M

#195

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GDP

$49.8B

#92

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GDP

$148.7B

#60

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GDP

$499.0B

#33

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GDP

$3.1T

#6

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GDP

$26.8T

#1

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GDP

$77.3B

#79

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GDP

$92.3B

#72

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GDP

$1.1B

#183

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GDP

$96.6B

#71

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GDP

$449.1B

#34

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GDP

$19.5B

#127

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GDP

$29.3B

#110

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GDP

$29.9B

#109

Year: 2022 Source: United Nations Statistics Division

Year: 2023 Source: IMF: World Economic Outlook database: April 2023