The Ten Leading Economies in 1820, 1992, and 2006

  GDP (million 1990 US$) GDP as% of World Population (000s) Population as % of World
1820        
1. China 199,212 38.7 381,000 35.5
2. India 110,982 16.0 209,000 19.6
3. France 37,397 5.4 30,698 2.9
4. UK 36,164 5.2 21,240 2.0
5. Russia 33,779 4.9 45,005 4.2
6. Japan 21,831 3.1 31,000 2.9
7. Austria 13,460 1.9 12,203 1.3
8. Spain 12,975 1.9 12,203 1.1
9. USA 12,432 1.8 9,656 0.9
10. Prussia 11,864 1.7 11,214 1.1
Top Ten Total 490,096 70.5 765,284 71.7
World 694,772 100.0 1,067,894 100.0
1992        
1. USA 5,675,617 20.3 255,610 4.7
2. China 3,615,603 12.9 1,167,000 20.9
3. Japan 2,417,603 8.6 124,336 2.3
4.Germany 1,359,696 4.9 80,576 1.5
5. India 1,188,096 4.2 881,200 6.2
6. France 1,030,356 3.7 57,372 1.1
7. Italy 939,685 3.4 57,000 1.1
8. UK 927,772 3.3 57,848 1.1
9. Russia 801,837 2.9 149,400 2.7
10. Brazil 756,014 2.7 156,012 2.9
Top Ten Total 18,712,219 66.8 2,987,254 54.9
World 28,000,037 100.0 5,440,983 100.0
2006        
1.USA 13,201,819 27.3 298,988 4.6
2. Japan 4,340,133 8.9 127,565 1.9
3. Germany 2,906,681 6.0 82,411 1.3
4. China 2,668,071 5.5 1,311,798 20.1
5. UK 2,345,015 4.8 60,361 0.9
6. France 2,230,721 4.6 61,038 0.9
7. Italy 1,844,749 3.8 58,571 0.8
8. Canada 1,251,463 2.6 32,556 0.4
9. Spain 1,223,988 2.5 43,546 0.6
10. Brazil 1,067,962 2.2 188,694 2.8
Top Ten Total 33,080,602 68.6 2,265,528 34.7
World 48,244,879 100.0 6,517,597

100.0

Source: Angus Maddison, Monitoring the World Economy, 1820-1992 (Paris: Organisation for Econmic Cooperation and Development, 1995) p. 30; Data for 2006 (not adjusted to 1990 $US) from World Bank, World Development Indicators database, 1 July 2007.


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