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Countries with the Biggest Economies Quiz

We have a list of the countries with the biggest economies. How many can you name?
2017 forecast by the IMF
In U.S. dollars. Using the Purchasing Power Parity method
Last updated: August 23, 2017
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GNP
Country
23.2 T
China
19.4 T
United States
9.49 T
India
5.42 T
Japan
4.13 T
Germany
3.94 T
Russia
3.22 T
Brazil
3.28 T
Indonesia
GNP
Country
2.91 T
United Kingdom
2.83 T
France
2.41 T
Mexico
2.30 T
Italy
2.08 T
Turkey
2.03 T
South Korea
1.80 T
Saudi Arabia
1.77 T
Spain
GNP
Country
1.75 T
Canada
1.54 T
Iran
1.25 T
Australia
1.23 T
Thailand
1.20 T
Egypt
1.18 T
Taiwan
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level 44
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland...
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level 66
May 22, 2014
don't worry, it's out of the list
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level 55
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland, Mexico and one other one.
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level 46
Dec 23, 2015
Poland is not on the list
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level 35
Mar 13, 2012
I forgot Italy like a fool, but I would have never guessed Iran and Indonesia. Got the rest though.
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level 73
Jan 22, 2013
Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and Iran is a huge country with lots of people that also happens to be among the top energy exporting countries in the world.
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level 16
Mar 30, 2014
Iran WAS one of the top energy exporters...
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level 73
Apr 1, 2014
Still is. Even with sanctions in place they are still top 10-20 in the world for exports of oil, natural gas, and electricity. They produce so much of all three that they could meet their own energy needs about 20x over for the foreseeable future, and people still believe the nuclear program is for energy.
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level 54
Apr 3, 2014
really?... so one dimensional in the criticism I hear. you sound like CNN
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level 73
Apr 3, 2014
Who are you talking to Tecumseh? I read the 4 comments above yours and don't see any criticism.
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
Dudi..because I'm not a fool. Like I said they have HUGE surpluses of oil, natural gas, and electricity. They're also on the cutting edge in terms of geothermal power. Their economy is in the shitter and they have no reason at all to be investing resources into nuclear energy, especially given all the trouble this has caused for then internationally. You'd have to be an infant to think that Iran wants nuclear power to meet its energy needs.
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level 67
Mar 13, 2012
all except poland
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level 33
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Taiwan!
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level 18
Mar 13, 2012
mmm I missed south korea
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level 22
Mar 13, 2012
missed japan and australia!
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level 74
Mar 1, 2016
Sorry to admit I missed Japan. Somehow in my head I had already added it and couldn't figure out that one country high on the list that I was missing.
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level 40
Mar 14, 2012
Missed Iran!!!
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level 39
Mar 14, 2012
Only missed Taiwan, and I kept thinking of it and not putting it down!
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level 33
Mar 21, 2012
100% with 1:33 remaining
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level 16
Aug 3, 2012
100% with 2:55 remaining
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level 20
Oct 17, 2012
Lol... I missed canada, spain and south korea XD! (that sucks)
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
On every list I look at Saudi Arabia is ranked 20th, while Poland is ranked 22nd-24th and Iran is ranked 22nd-32nd. What gives?
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
oh.... I figured it out.... that "purchasing power parity" BS.... That's baloney. Who cares how much stuff the people in the country can buy with their money? That doesn't have any objective effect on the real size of the economy compared to the rest of the world. But.. okay.
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level 36
Jan 7, 2013
only missed Iran :S
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level 14
Jan 28, 2013
18/20 Missed taiwan and Poland
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level 23
Feb 5, 2013
Got them all first try :D almost missed Italy though
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level 40
Apr 29, 2013
Haaaahah..... missed 3. Spent all my time tracing mental maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.... Forgot Canada and Mexico.
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level 38
May 19, 2013
yeah, i made it. I couldn't believe when my country, indonesia was in that list
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level 51
Jul 26, 2013
Poland? Really?
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level 54
Aug 12, 2013
Missed Canada!!
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level 14
Oct 31, 2013
HOW.DID.I.FORGET.ITALY.AND.FRANCE.
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level 33
Nov 12, 2013
Got Taiwan but not spain. ugh....
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level 33
Nov 12, 2013
got em Amazing how such a little Island like Taiwan has this immense economy, no wonder China is pissed off
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level 73
Mar 31, 2014
imagine how they felt in the 1980s when Taiwan's total GDP was almost on par with China's total, and their GDP/capita was about 20x larger.
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level 45
Nov 20, 2013
missed taiwan
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level 26
Jan 11, 2014
19/20...... missed Taiwan
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level 45
Jan 29, 2014
i got all but spain.
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level 43
Feb 3, 2014
haha missed china... and indonesia, turkey, iran, taiwan
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level 59
Feb 4, 2014
How could I miss Spain ... yet so quickly got France, UK, Germany and Italy ?? Spain escapes me :^))
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level 20
Feb 9, 2014
Missed South Korea, Iran, Poland & Taiwan. 80%
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level 33
Mar 4, 2014
Got It!
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level 33
Mar 5, 2014
2:42!
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level 24
Mar 15, 2014
Missed Saudi Arabia only
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level 34
Mar 28, 2014
I got all of them... except Italy... -__-
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level 37
Mar 28, 2014
I'm very surprised that Nauru isn't up there. We all know how massive Nauru's economy is.
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level 56
Mar 28, 2014
It's a small country in the Pacific, I don't know about that...
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level 63
Jan 27, 2015
World's #1 fish exporter.
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level 48
Mar 28, 2014
Damn you Taiwan!
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level 7
Apr 18, 2014
oh I HAVE MISSED TAIWAN AND IRAN....still dont get how iran was there???
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level 17
Apr 19, 2014
I missed Iran
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level 41
Oct 17, 2014
Got all of them except South Kore
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level 33
Dec 8, 2014
Probably because you didn't spell it right...
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level 43
Nov 25, 2014
ohh Taiwan... just that one!!
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level 25
Dec 16, 2014
Forgot Taiwan
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level 21
Dec 20, 2014
CANT BELIEVE I MISSED UK FRANCE TURKEY SO StUPID!
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level 63
Jan 27, 2015
Missed Turkey. Oops.
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level 23
Feb 15, 2015
Missed Turkey Got Taiwan 1st
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level 34
Apr 3, 2015
100% with only three seconds to spare, need to work on that. Almost missed Taiwan and South Korea!
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level 73
Oct 10, 2015
Missed Canada and Poland, oh well.
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level 75
Oct 15, 2015
Missed South Korea...I feel as if I always miss South Korea on everything. I'll do a mental tour of the world and manage to forget about that small but somewhat significant peninsula.
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level 42
Nov 6, 2015
First attempt, only missed Iran
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level 46
Dec 23, 2015
got all, i'm 12 yrs old
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level 31
Jan 11, 2016
missed Canada
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level 39
Feb 29, 2016
Missed only Spain, so got nearly everything and my score is 2/5. How come?
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level 54
Mar 1, 2016
I'm from Iran. I forgot Iran. Only country I forgot. I am ashamed :(
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level 60
Mar 1, 2016
2 things confuse me here: 1) Your choice of PPP instead of nominal. 2) The text on the front page saying "In a few more years, we might have a new #1." According to GDP PPP, China is the #1 and will remain there for decades.
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2016
D'oh! A few years happened, and now we do have a new #1, (at least in terms of PPP). As to PPP vs nominal, I think PPP is better because currency fluctuations matter less. The Canadian dollar recently declined from about $1 USD to about 75 cents. Using nominal GDP, this would mean that Canada's GDP declined by 25%. But of course this never happened. The actual amount of goods and services that Canada produced didn't vary nearly as much.
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
But the value of those goods and services decreased substantially, as did Canadians' ability to acquire goods and services from outside of Canada, as did the Canadian government's ability to pay debts etc. This all has very real effects of the country's economic "size" in an international sense.

And, while, yes, nominal GDP is effected by currency fluctuations, PPP is hardly immune from that, as currency values have a great impact on the cost of goods and services in a country for a variety of different reasons. So, nominal GDP is affected by the vagaries of currency fluctuation, and PPP is affected by that, plus a whole set of other vagaries placed on top of that, such as tax and tariff fluctuations, wage fluctuations, oil price fluctuations, and fluctuations in the price of a cheeseburger.
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level 58
Mar 1, 2016
An interesting solution would be to have both measures in one quiz. I'm sure there's a quiz that does this by nominal GDP already.
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level 66
Mar 1, 2016
And Iran... so far away. Must have been a mental block. Or a mental flock of seagulls.
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level 57
Mar 1, 2016
All but 2! Luckily I got some of the more obvious ones :)
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level 41
Mar 1, 2016
100% 2:30 left, why is the Netherlands not here?
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level 58
Mar 1, 2016
100% with 30 seconds left on first try
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level 15
Mar 15, 2016
Yay! Indonesia is on the list
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level 32
Jun 6, 2016
missed iran and taiwan
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level 39
Jun 13, 2016
Missed Nigeria (surprised their economy is bigger than South Africa's or Egyps's!) and somehow forgot South Korea.
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level 57
Jun 15, 2016
Didn't accept ROK :(
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level 22
Jun 25, 2016
since when china is higher than the USA?
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level 21
Sep 12, 2016
missed Nigeria, but where is South Africa???!!!
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level 48
Sep 22, 2016
Only missed Russia. LOL
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level 44
Nov 14, 2016
I missed Thailand :(
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level 34
Apr 7, 2017
Thats not the GDP, USA has biggest economy, China, FRance, RUssia, Germany, Japan... They have bigger economies in this quiz than they actually have
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2017
Did you calculate the numbers yourself?
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level 41
Oct 20, 2017
Is THere a PRoblem WIth YOur KEyboard?
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level 30
May 21, 2017
Missed Nigeria :(
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level 38
Jun 2, 2017
I was thinking of Thailand but didn't type it down!
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level 50
Jun 12, 2017
got everything accept brazil lol
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level 64
Aug 25, 2017
Brazil's and Indonesia's places are out of order.
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level 65
Oct 20, 2017
22
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level 58
Oct 20, 2017
Egypt's economy is bigger than South Africa or Nigeria? After those didn't take, I tried DRC and figured I'd hit all the large African economies.
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level 44
Oct 20, 2017
RUSSIA!
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level 52
Oct 20, 2017
Everything but Taifreakingwan! Grrr!
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level 52
Oct 20, 2017
That moment when you get 20/22 but miss Japan and Thailand... AAARRRGGHH!!!!!
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level 40
Oct 23, 2017
Oh lord, Thailand! WHYYYYYYYYYY
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level 48
Feb 6, 2018
I got them all except for South Korea.
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level 23
May 3, 2018
I am Indonesian, and i missed Indonesia