Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the economic value of goods and services produced by a country.
GDP in 2013:
Asia 17.8 billion euros
North America 13.9 billion euros
Europe 13.5 billion euros
South America 3.1 billion euros
Africa 1.4 billion euros
Oceania 1.2 billion euros
The largest GDP in the world is that of the United States, about 11.2 billion euros.
Over the past 20 years, GDP in the United States has grown by 5.8 times, in China 29 times.
The lowest GDP in the world is that of Micronesia, about 250 million euros, the same as Twitter’s revenue for 2013.
Government deficit is created when the spending of a State exceeds its revenue: year after year, its accumulation creates public debt.
Japan has the largest public debt in the world: 227.2% of its GDP. Algeria the lowest, 7.9% of its GDP.
25% of financial assets circulating in the world are concentrated in the United States.
People who own more than a billion euros are 2,325 in the world.
The majority lives in Asia: from 2010 to 2014 they have grown by 2.3%.
Hong Kong (82 multi-billionaires)
Beijing (37 multi-billionaires)
Singapore (32 multi-billionaires)
Banca Mondiale; BCE; Eurostat; CIA FactBook; Fondo Monetario Internazionale; The Richest; The World Wealth Report