Top 10 GDP 2013
They are the global economic heavyweights this year, estimated to be having the current biggest economies in the world. Here is a list of the top 10 biggest economies in the world this year, according to estimates made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Economic Outlook. Included are the 2013 gross domestic product (GDP) estimates of these economies.
10. India, $2 trillion dollars
Included in this exclusive list of the biggest economies in the world today is India. This booming economy in Asia has an average growth rate of seven percent annually since 1997. Its major industries include the agriculture and services sector, with the latter becoming a main source of the country’s economic growth. India has tapped its large population who is educated and can speak English to become a top exporter of services in information technology and business outsourcing.
9. Italy.1 trillion dollars
The ninth biggest economy in the world today is Italy, which is known for its highly diversified industrial sectors, developed infrastructure, and high GDP per capita.
Italy belongs to a few elite clubs of wealthiest economies, including the European Union (EU), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), G7, and Group of Eight (G8), which serves as a forum for the governments of the eight wealthiest countries in the world.
8. Russia, $2.2 trillion dollars
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has made various changes in its economy, making it more market-oriented and globally integrated.
Reforms in the economic sector in the 1990’s resulted in the privatization of most industries, except in the defense and energy-related sectors. Russia has become the leading oil producer in the world. It is also the second biggest producer of natural gas around the world, thanks to its natural gas reserves which is the largest in the world. The country is also known for its steel and machinery industries.
7. United Kingdom.4 trillion dollars
This year’s sixth biggest economy in the world according to IMF and World Economic Outlook estimates is the United Kingdom, which has long been regarded as a leading political and financial power center in Europe. It is one of the biggest economies in the continent after Germany and France.
U.K. has been known for its robust industries in agriculture (top products include fish, poultry, sheep, and cattle), electronics and communication, metal, manufacturing, and other consumer goods.
London is regarded as the largest financial center along with New York.
Like many of the countries in this list, U.K. is a member of OECD, G7, and G8. It is also a member of other regional and global organizations.
6. Brazil.5 trillion dollars
Regarded as the economic giant in South America, Brazil’s economy is buoyed by a number of factors, including well-develop sectors in manufacturing, mining, service, and agriculture.
With the largest economy among Latin American countries and the second biggest in the western hemisphere, Brazil continues to show its presence in the world markets. It continues to be one of the fastest-growing major global economies with an annual GDP growth average rate of five percent.
5. France, $2.7 trillion dollars
One of Europe’s economic heavyweights, France has the largest economy in the continent next to Germany and the fifth biggest economy in the world according to 2013 estimates. The country has long been regarded as among the most developed and wealthiest national economies around the world.
France has more than 30 of the world’s 500 biggest companies and is regarded as the most important headquarter locations for many of the Fortune Global 500 companies.
Some of the well-known brands in the world are owned by French companies: AXA in the world of insurance; L’Oreal in the field of cosmetics; Sanofi Aventis; pharmaceuticals; LVMH, luxury products; and Lafarge, cement; among others.band aid do they know it's christmas why is communication important in the workplace social-communication stylish tunic tops for jeans air force 1 worldwide blue worldwide cruises coworking space canterbury communication skills definition interpersonal communication wooden christmas tree stylish radiator covers how to get a loan to buy a business coworking space chelsea funny christmas jumpers when will south africa allow international travel fa cup final viewers worldwide outdoor birthday party ideas mavro worldwide studios