The $74 Trillion Global Economy In One Chart

Tyler Durden's picture

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today’s visualization from breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.

As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins explains, the full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global economy in nominal terms. Meanwhile, each country’s segment is sized accordingly to their percentage of global GDP output. Continents are also grouped together and sorted by color.

Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist


Here is the data for the Top 20 Countries in table form:

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ersatz007's picture

I thought China overtook the US a couple years ago?

philipat's picture

On a PPP basis, it did. But the US economy in nominal terms dominates the world. Which is why Trump can do just exactly as he wants with tariffs etc because ROW sytill needs access to the world's largest market. ROW will just have to suck it up...

peddling-fiction's picture

74 trillion. LMFAO. 

Shadow groups have 500T.

38BWD22's picture



Not to piss anyone off here, but Bitcoin just crossed $1200:   <=== shows PM prices too, my favorite everyday lil ol tool


philipat's picture

Largely due to the lack of leveraged paper futures markets which can be manipulated by Central banks. If you want to buy a BTC you need cash; if you want to sell a BTC you need a BTC!!

JackT's picture

And it's all USD since most have "reinvested" their debt into the system of sickness.

Saucy-Jack's picture

Don't worry. They'll synthesize btc in no time and what's anybody going to do about it?

Will hackers crash the paper btc markets with denial of service attacks until they fold?

If not, btc will get fucked by Wall Street just like everthing else that starts out good and decent.

philipat's picture

I hope you are wrong but I fear you are right, which is why my exposure to BTC is limited. These Central Bankers are legends in their own minds and to see something like BTC which represents a "way out" for Joe Public must irritate the shit out of them. And I'm sure they are studying all sorts of possibilities to get BTC back "in line" where they think it belongs. If they can ban cash they are more than capable of banning BTC?

kochevnik's picture

BTC is just the prototype.  Bugs like unconfirmed transactions.  Dash has gone from $4 to $25 in a year, for example

limited man's picture
limited man (not verified) kochevnik Feb 24, 2017 4:56 AM

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divingengineer's picture

Coming soon, Direxion BTC 3X, or some such nonsense.
You get the Idea, some asshole will create a CDO or an even more exotic "financial instrument" sooner or later.

peddling-fiction's picture


Do you still have some?

38BWD22's picture



Oh yeah...  Not a whole lot, but enough so I have "skin in the game".


peddling-fiction's picture

Still interested in Bolivia? 

The railway from ilo to santos through bolivia will change this region. And Paraguay.

¿Cómo te puedo ayudar?


38BWD22's picture



Hmm.  Let me ponder that.   I had not seen the news re a new railway.

Wikipedia has this (info from various times in 2014):

Ah, here we go re newer info.  From Nov. 2016, China wants in:


Good eye there, p-f!  Gmail me sometime at my dochen addy.


EDIT: That road from Peru's coast over the mountains and through the jungle to Brazil seems to be moving the freight.  Imagine what a railroad could do re raw materials from Brazil (etc.) going to CHINA...


peddling-fiction's picture

I will. Germany and Austria and others are piling onto the bandwagon.

Will send info. Let's talk after that.

Parece un hecho 

Y me da gusto por todos.

Sí, tiene que ver con los Chinos también.

38BWD22's picture



Just in case you only have my ameru... gmail addy, that's OK too.

We'll be in Lima in May.

peddling-fiction's picture


Things are changing in our world.

We need to be flexible but also clear in our ideals.

Bolivia is a hybrid combo of entreprenuers and very basic social programs that were not existent when the right had the power. More importantly GDP has risen dramatically with Evo Morales here.

SixIsNinE's picture

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SixIsNinE's picture

ZH posted several articles last summer/fall that bitcoin was going up.    hope some zeros made some coin

kahplunk's picture

I chickened out when it was 100 bucks so pissed

tocointhephrase's picture


East Indian's picture

When the zeroes and ones you create out of your computer are accepted as money, you can have $5,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 gazillions trillion billions. 

lucitanian's picture

"Trump can do just exactly as he wants"

Not really. With over 60 Trillion in combined public and private debt, about 322 % of GDP, and an exposure to inflated derivatives market of abt 280 T with 6 major US banks holding 90% with risks averaging 27 times their asset value, it's more like the cartoon, where Coyote is sitting on the edge of the precipice watching it crumble (rising interest rates), but not so funny.


I Feel a little Qeasy's picture

I can assure you that you are talking high quality BOLLOX. No-one in the rest of the world needs you theiving murdering narcisistic fuck-wits, you're kidding yourself. The worlds 'largest market' as you call it will be gone the instant you can't force other nations to pay for trade in your ass-wipe dollars. Not long now cunt. Suck that up.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Interesting chart ... America looks to be way ahead of CHINA.

My question: How can that be?

Something does not look right.

Below is the debt picture.


No wonder President TRUMP is so concerned about the US finances and debt. America's finances are a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER to the survival of the republic.


JackT's picture

#winning is good...right? USA! USA! USA!

roddy6667's picture

See my post about the numbers.

uhland62's picture

Maybe these figures are from a good years from the US, i.e. good weapons sales and increased payments by overseas countries for the bases? 


roddy6667's picture

That GDP dollar buys a lot more in China, so internally, they are number one. A household income od $9400 US buys a decent middlle class life, measured by Western standards. That's the main reason I retired in China. My wife and I (two people) live an upper middle class life on $20,000 a year SS. We don't touch our savings. We have money left over to travel several times a year.

AGuy's picture

"I thought China overtook the US a couple years ago?"

Does anyone really believe that the US GDP is really $18T?, in 2008 before the meltdown it was at $14T. Its seems to good to be true, it probably isn't true!

Ed Jobb's picture

Take away their debt from that chart & see what it looks like.

philipat's picture

Take away their debt and Russia probably moves to #1. Yes, THAT Russia!!

philipat's picture

Which helps explain a lot?

kahplunk's picture

Was thinking of buying some rubles

Farqued Up's picture

It will be interesting to see the numbers in 4 years.

sekhars's picture

it should be done through PPP based. It is not a true economical picture

uhland62's picture

Even then, selling weapons for protection is economy, but then it's not. Weapons expenses are essentially non-productive outgoings. 

They are used for grandstanding and chestbeating. Within a few years they are outdated and need to be melted down but did not produce anything over their lifespan.

Of course the US looks wonderful when allies (Australia in this instance) pays a lot to them. New UK Trident orders are in the pipeline, but the necessary austerity conditions are so severe that experts expect blood in the streets within 2 years. Sure, during the year that Britain's Trident payment comes into the US, people will say 'look - No 1, aren't we fabulous'. 

buckstopshere's picture

China's GDP is based on malinvestments that will yield a negative or low return on investment.

Many ghost cities and shopping centers.

philipat's picture

Yes but it IS infratructure and it will one day be used and was constructed at lower prices before inflation. It still seems to me to be preferable to build infrastucture than to piss money away into the Banks, which the US has done? And incidentally, the majority of China's debt is in the Government sector (State Banks owed by State owned enterprises) so that debt could be cancelled at the flick of a "pen and phone" to misqoute another dickhead.

Krungle's picture

Isn't pretty much the entire US economy a malinvestment at this point? At least the Chinese have infrastructure.   

AGuy's picture

"Isn't pretty much the entire US economy a malinvestment at this point? At least the Chinese have infrastructure."

LOL! You mean the Chinese Potamkin cities that no one lives in, and the millions upon millions of nail building crumbling. At least the US infrastructure build 40 to 50 years ago was made using real steel and real concrete, instead of chinese sand.

roddy6667's picture

Most of those ghost city articles are misinformation written to make China look bad. I can't find any info on an empty city, nor do I know anybody that has seen one. i live in China and have travelled extensively in the North in the past 7 years.

Pleasse name three, since you know all about it.

kahplunk's picture


watch and see why America is bankrupted. Those ghost citys are now full. The people of China have Gold and lots of it not to mention they are savers where as the US is just done look at the numbers not the hype.

buckstopshere       missed click            

fattail's picture

60 minutes didn't seem to have any trouble finding them.


roddy6667's picture

Most of these "cities" are not cities, they are just neighborhoods in a city. Things are much bigger in China. These new districts are mostly 20 year projects and are right on track.

According to  research by Standard Chartered, typical occupancy rates for a new district in China during the initial phase (first five years of a development) are under 20 percent. They then increase to around 50 percent in the rapid growth phase (six to 10 years) and then to between 70 and 80 percent in the mature phase (11 to15 years).
A large development like Ordos New City, built to house 500,000 at capacity, can be at 20% and have 100,000 people living there. That’s a lot of people, but to an outside reporter trying to write an article critical of China, they remain invisible.At present Kangbashi in Ordos, has 150,000 residents, but it is still included in every hit piece on "Chinese ghost cities". EVERY unit was sold, most for cash. The present owners who are sitting on vacant units are doing so voluntarily. This is a success story, not a failure.

Americanss need to get a passport and see what is going on in the real world instead of letting their TV tell what reality is.

60 Minutes is a muckracking American TV show that is famous for twisting the truth and presenting part of it to make a sensational story. You watch TV and think you are participating in reality.

ElTerco's picture

It would be interesting to add one more column -- population.

scatha's picture

This just tells us about fallacy of GDP as a tool of measuring anything that has to do remotely with the economic situation of ordinary people and moreover in all those countries GDP is concocted vastly differently in a clear goal seeking effort so their artificially produce gains (while GAAP compliant GDPs report often recession/depression) to be reported in the financial media and to lie to the investors. But it tells you one thing namely reveals fallacy of benefits of  global trade and free markets as a driver or growth.In fact global trade collapses, markets close and mercantilism, protectionism thrives.

Try to buy new Japanese car in S. Korea or vice versa. Good luck. World shrinks as we I write.

An interesting take on such fallacy of globalization can be found here: