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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Economist compares Chinese provinces to countries

This is a fascinating look at the provinces of China,  and how they rank when compared to various countries in the worldfrom the Economist. China as a whole, has the second largest economy in the world, behind the U.S. ,  but it's interesting to see just how strong some of the component economies are. From their report:

"Guangdong's GDP (at market exchange rates) is almost as big as Indonesia's; the output of both Jiangsu and Shandong exceeds Switzerland’s."

" Guangdong exports as much as South Korea, Jiangsu as much as Taiwan. Shanghai’s GDP per person is as high as Saudi Arabia’s"

Click on the graphic to go to the Economist's interactive graphic. It's worth looking at.

They have also compared stated in the U.S. to countries of the world. From the report:

"California on its own would rank as one of the biggest economies of the world. These days, it would rank eighth, falling between Italy and Brazil on a nominal exchange-rate basis."

"Who would have thought that, despite years of auto-industry hardship, the economy of Michigan is still the same size as Taiwan's?"

Click on the map to go to the Economist's interactive map.


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