Countries with the Biggest GDPs

We made a list of the 20 countries that have the largest economies. How many can you name?
2021 forecast. World Economic Outlook (April 2021 edition). More info here.
In U.S. dollars. Using the Purchasing Power Parity method.
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Last updated: April 15, 2021
First submittedMarch 2, 2012
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GNP
Country
26.7 T
China
22.7 T
United States
10.3 T
India
5.59 T
Japan
4.74 T
Germany
4.33 T
Russia
3.51 T
Indonesia
GNP
Country
3.33 T
Brazil
3.23 T
France
3.17 T
United Kingdom
2.75 T
Turkey
2.61 T
Mexico
2.61 T
Italy
2.44 T
South Korea
GNP
Country
1.98 T
Canada
1.96 T
Spain
1.71 T
Saudi Arabia
1.42 T
Australia
1.40 T
Taiwan
1.36 T
Poland
+7
Level 44
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland...
+45
Level 67
May 22, 2014
don't worry, it's out of the list
+6
Level 53
Jun 22, 2020
I was guessing Poland to be the last one and ended up missing Taiwan. :(
+32
Level ∞
Apr 15, 2021
Back on the list!
+4
Level 55
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland, Mexico and one other one.
+9
Level 58
Dec 23, 2015
Poland is not on the list
+32
Level 51
Dec 18, 2019
Well, it probably was b4
+5
Level 44
May 7, 2021
Now it is again.
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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 82
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.
+5
Level 16
Mar 30, 2014
Iran WAS one of the top energy exporters...
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Level 82
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.
+6
Level 53
Apr 3, 2014
really?... so one dimensional in the criticism I hear. you sound like CNN
+5
Level 82
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 82
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 82
Apr 27, 2019
Also I'm morbidly curious what news sources that kook Tecumseh likes. PressTV?
+3
Level 60
Jul 22, 2020
I'm not so sure about their government, but i don't think the Iranian people would support a nuclear program.
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Level 82
Sep 23, 2020
In 2011 the Rand Corporation surveyed Iranian citizens and found that 41% strongly opposed development of nuclear weapons, while 32% strongly favored it. By contrast, 87% strongly support developing nuclear energy for civilian use. As the country is ruled by an ayatollah with supreme authority and no checks on his power, I'm not sure if public opinion really matters, though. And I'm sure that the government has many people there believing in their bullpoop.
+2
Level 53
Jun 6, 2021
there is no iran on list
+2
Level 44
Aug 22, 2021
The comment was made 9 years ago.
+2
Level 71
Mar 13, 2012
all except poland
+2
Level 18
Apr 24, 2020
Poland is not on the list...
+9
Level 61
Apr 26, 2020
It used to be...
+8
Level 50
Apr 24, 2021
It is again
+7
Level 33
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Taiwan!
+4
Level 18
Mar 13, 2012
mmm I missed south korea
+4
Level 22
Mar 13, 2012
missed japan and australia!
+6
Level 78
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.
+5
Level 53
Jun 22, 2020
You sound like a Canadian.
+2
Level 40
Mar 14, 2012
Missed Iran!!!
+5
Level 38
Mar 14, 2012
Only missed Taiwan, and I kept thinking of it and not putting it down!
+2
Level 33
Mar 21, 2012
100% with 1:33 remaining
+2
Level 16
Aug 3, 2012
100% with 2:55 remaining
+2
Level 20
Oct 17, 2012
Lol... I missed canada, spain and south korea XD! (that sucks)
+4
Level 82
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?
+17
Level 82
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.
+12
Level 64
Nov 5, 2020
Completely agree. PPP makes some sense when comparing standard of living of individuals within countries, but no sense when comparing economies between countries!
+3
Level 42
Jan 7, 2013
only missed Iran :S
+2
Level 14
Jan 28, 2013
18/20

Missed taiwan and Poland

+2
Level 62
Feb 5, 2013
Got them all first try :D almost missed Italy though
+1
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.
+1
Level 44
May 19, 2013
yeah, i made it. I couldn't believe when my country, indonesia was in that list
+1
Level 56
Jul 26, 2013
Poland? Really?
+1
Level 61
Aug 12, 2013
Missed Canada!!
+1
Level 14
Oct 31, 2013
HOW.DID.I.FORGET.ITALY.AND.FRANCE.
+1
Level 36
Nov 12, 2013
Got Taiwan but not spain. ugh....
+1
Level 45
Nov 20, 2013
missed taiwan
+1
Level 29
Jan 11, 2014
19/20...... missed Taiwan
+1
Level 45
Dec 13, 2020
did noone forget india
+1
Level 45
Jan 29, 2014
i got all but spain.
+1
Level 43
Feb 3, 2014
haha missed china... and indonesia, turkey, iran, taiwan
+1
Level 60
Feb 4, 2014
How could I miss Spain ... yet so quickly got France, UK, Germany and Italy ?? Spain escapes me :^))
+1
Level 20
Feb 9, 2014
Missed South Korea, Iran, Poland & Taiwan. 80%
+1
Level 36
Mar 4, 2014
Got It!
+1
Level 36
Mar 5, 2014
2:42!
+1
Level 24
Mar 15, 2014
Missed Saudi Arabia only
+1
Level 31
Mar 28, 2014
I got all of them... except Italy... -__-
+24
Level 37
Mar 28, 2014
I'm very surprised that Nauru isn't up there.

We all know how massive Nauru's economy is.

+1
Level 65
Mar 28, 2014
It's a small country in the Pacific, I don't know about that...
+9
Level 32
Apr 19, 2020
Do you understand sarcasm?
+1
Level 55
Jun 6, 2020
liar
+3
Level 64
Apr 21, 2021
@Liopleurodon: That's only what Nauru's enemies want you to think.
+3
Level 64
Jan 27, 2015
World's #1 fish exporter.
+2
Level 53
Mar 28, 2014
Damn you Taiwan!
+1
Level 60
Jul 9, 2021
Damn you kevlarkev!
+1
Level 7
Apr 18, 2014
oh I HAVE MISSED TAIWAN AND IRAN....still dont get how iran was there???
+1
Level 41
Oct 17, 2014
Got all of them except South Kore
+14
Level 36
Dec 8, 2014
Probably because you didn't spell it right...
+1
Level 40
Nov 25, 2014
ohh Taiwan... just that one!!
+1
Level 21
Dec 20, 2014
CANT BELIEVE I MISSED UK FRANCE TURKEY SO StUPID!
+3
Level 64
Jan 27, 2015
Missed Turkey. Oops.
+2
Level 23
Feb 15, 2015
Missed Turkey

Got Taiwan 1st

+1
Level 34
Apr 3, 2015
100% with only three seconds to spare, need to work on that. Almost missed Taiwan and South Korea!
+1
Level 80
Oct 10, 2015
Missed Canada and Poland, oh well.
+1
Level 47
Nov 6, 2015
First attempt, only missed Iran
+2
Level 58
Dec 23, 2015
got all, i'm 12 yrs old
+3
Level 62
Sep 9, 2020
Congrats! You must be at least 16 now. How would you do now?
+2
Level 55
Dec 15, 2020
lol
+1
Level 44
Feb 29, 2016
Missed only Spain, so got nearly everything and my score is 2/5. How come?
+1
Level 55
Mar 1, 2016
I'm from Iran. I forgot Iran. Only country I forgot. I am ashamed :(
+2
Level 59
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.
+3
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.
+4
Level 82
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.

+2
Level 61
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.
+2
Level 82
Feb 26, 2019
Probably. I did one several years ago that used nominal GDP per capita, but not overall GDP.
+2
Level 64
Apr 21, 2021
@kalbahamut: Your logic works the other way, too, though. Canada exports a lot of material to the United States, so when the dollar goes down it doesn't slow down the economy really at all. Additionally, I believe Canada is still a net exporter. The lower dollar can be a boon to the large primary resource sector of the Canadian export economy. For instance, the wages that lumber mills paid stayed the same as the dollar dropped, but profits increased because of the exchange rate.
+1
Level 67
Mar 1, 2016
And Iran... so far away. Must have been a mental block. Or a mental flock of seagulls.
+1
Level 58
Mar 1, 2016
All but 2! Luckily I got some of the more obvious ones :)
+1
Level 36
Mar 1, 2016
100% 2:30 left, why is the Netherlands not here?
+1
Level 63
Mar 1, 2016
100% with 30 seconds left on first try
+2
Level 37
Jun 13, 2016
Missed Nigeria (surprised their economy is bigger than South Africa's or Egyps's!) and somehow forgot South Korea.
+2
Level 65
Jun 15, 2016
Didn't accept ROK :(
+3
Level 22
Jun 25, 2016
since when china is higher than the USA?
+1
Level 34
Nov 30, 2020
ikr

that was the exact same thing I was thinking

+1
Level 21
Sep 12, 2016
missed Nigeria, but where is South Africa???!!!
+1
Level 56
Sep 22, 2016
Only missed Russia. LOL
+1
Level 43
Nov 14, 2016
I missed Thailand :(
+2
Level 33
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
+5
Level ∞
Aug 23, 2017
Did you calculate the numbers yourself?
+1
Level 44
Jul 6, 2021
Also, it says GNP as the column header. Haven't seen anyone else say anything.
+5
Level 46
Oct 20, 2017
Is THere a PRoblem WIth YOur KEyboard?
+1
Level 37
Jun 2, 2017
I was thinking of Thailand but didn't type it down!
+1
Level 55
Jun 12, 2017
got everything accept brazil lol
+1
Level 63
Aug 25, 2017
Brazil's and Indonesia's places are out of order.
+1
Level 61
Oct 20, 2017
22
+1
Level 61
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.
+2
Level 82
Feb 26, 2019
Egypt's economy in real dollars is somewhere between 44th and 51st in the world. Using PPP gives them a huge boost because while the economy is growing the currency has been greatly devalued and though inflation is very high the price of goods still aren't going up as fast as the pound is going down.
+2
Level 82
Feb 26, 2019
In real world dollars Nigeria and Africa are both 30th-32nd, so, well ahead of Egypt.
+1
Level 82
Sep 19, 2019
*South Africa
+1
Level 32
Apr 19, 2020
Yeah DRC is actually really poor. They only have $52 billion so there is no way they will make it on this list anytime soon
+1
Level 44
Oct 20, 2017
RUSSIA!
+1
Level 63
Oct 20, 2017
Everything but Taifreakingwan! Grrr!
+1
Level 50
Oct 20, 2017
That moment when you get 20/22 but miss Japan and Thailand... AAARRRGGHH!!!!!
+1
Level 54
Oct 23, 2017
Oh lord, Thailand! WHYYYYYYYYYY
+1
Level 59
Feb 6, 2018
I got them all except for South Korea.
+1
Level 59
Nov 4, 2018
Indonesia has 3.28 T and Brazil 3.22 T but Brazil is above Indonesia
+1
Level 27
Dec 2, 2018
I thought I typed in Australia and India, but those were the only 2 I missed. (Got most answers by looking at comments.)
+8
Level 67
Jan 16, 2019
Why would you do that?
+1
Level 65
Feb 26, 2019
I was amazed I got all of these right. I had 1:24 remaining at 7:06:24 PM on February 26, 2019. Thailand was the last one I guessed, as I sorted through my mind what the most likely countries were.
+1
Level 38
Feb 26, 2019
I thought I was doing the motor vehicle producing countries the whole time, and got them all right. Now I'm going to see how close they are
+1
Level 34
Apr 4, 2019
Imma Asian and I missed Thailand.

What a shame.-.

+1
Level 49
Apr 27, 2019
-TERRIBLE MISTAKE- I was thinking about Egypt at first, but I didn't think it would be on there so I thought I might aswell leave it. I was missing one more and that one turned out to be Egypt! :(
+1
Level 69
Apr 27, 2019
I missed Thailand even though I guessed literally every other country in Southeast Asia...
+1
Level 36
Apr 27, 2019
No joke finished first try with one second remaining... that was a close one.
+1
Level 20
Apr 28, 2019
I missed Taiwan and Thailand. I'm not sure how I missed Thailand though.
+1
Level 38
Apr 29, 2019
Pretty straight forward, got them all with 2:33 remaining.
+1
Level 46
May 2, 2019
I don't know what it is, but I forget South Korea every single time. No matter what quiz it is, if there's no map or flag, I won't remember it.
+1
Level 36
May 7, 2019
Spelt Thailand as "Tailand." Would have been complete with 1:16 to spare... ugh.
+2
Level 66
Aug 3, 2019
Missed Italy and Thailand 🙁
+2
Level 74
Aug 16, 2019
According to the IMF for 2018 Egypt is just below Australia (above Taiwan). So the IMF forecasts Egypt to drop below Taiwan for 2019.
+1
Level 30
Apr 17, 2020
Missed Turkey.
+1
Level 56
Apr 27, 2020
I find it hard to believe that Turkey or Iran are on this list instead of Poland
+2
Level 61
Jun 5, 2020
Iran and Turkey are much more populous than Poland. Also, the GDPs are calculated using the purchasing power parity (ppp) method, which means that cheaper countries get a boost. Iran and Turkey have a lower cost of living than Poland.
+1
Level 53
May 22, 2020
I missed germany... :)))))
+1
Level 28
Jun 4, 2020
22/22, but I just want to say that it really takes the fun out when you put what you missed in the comments thereby giving others answers
+9
Level 75
Jun 5, 2020
Why would you read the comments before taking the quiz?
+3
Level 82
Jun 5, 2020
stop cheating by reading the comments, then.
+1
Level 64
Jul 29, 2020
Yeah,why do you read the comments before completing the quiz? stop cheating!
+2
Level 46
Jun 5, 2020
dang it i missed thailand and mexico
+1
Level 55
Jun 5, 2020
now we know what china's been playing at
+2
Level 45
Jun 5, 2020
I can't believe I literally typed Siam....
+1
Level 53
Jun 9, 2020
how is Thailand so rich?
+2
Level 82
Aug 29, 2020
it's not rich. But the economy has been doing well and they have a pretty large population. Also, the country is relatively cheap, so if you use actual GDP figures and not PPP they drop to 22nd-25th.
+1
Level 19
Aug 12, 2020
Missed Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran.
+2
Level 44
Aug 31, 2020
damn it i missed rwanda
+1
Level 23
Sep 4, 2020
i missed egypt!!!!
+3
Level 71
Oct 20, 2020
Missed Cyprus.
+1
Level 32
Nov 20, 2020
Me in the middle of the quiz, trying to see what happened in the comments: Oh. This entire time I didn't know what GDP meant.
+2
Level 58
Mar 22, 2021
Isn't the US GDP larger than China's, and isn't Germany's larger than India's?
+2
Level ∞
Apr 15, 2021
It's complicated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity

+3
Level 40
Apr 5, 2021
I don't know where they got their information from but this is very inaccurate...
+7
Level ∞
Apr 15, 2021
So the IMF is inaccurate according to you, and yet you provide no evidence for this assertion whatsoever?
+1
Level 44
Apr 13, 2021
Spain has more GDP than Mexico...
+5
Level ∞
Apr 15, 2021
Tell it to the IMF.
+1
Level 71
Apr 16, 2021
Taiwan every friggin time.
+5
Level 72
Apr 16, 2021
I think it would be better if this quiz was named "Countries with the Biggest GDPs (PPP)" and if we had another featured quiz named "Countries with the Biggest GDPs (nominal)". It would clear out the confusion and disagreements in the comments, and also we would have one more quiz to solve and get points! :)
+1
Level 65
Apr 16, 2021
Missed Canada because I already thought I tried it. Ended up guessing stuff like eSwatini instead.
+1
Level 71
Apr 16, 2021
Would like to see a quiz of 21-40
+3
Level 65
Apr 22, 2021
A bit confusing that the title uses GDP but the answer table uses GNP. I guess it doesn't affect the ability to complete it in any measurable way, though
+1
Level 21
Apr 25, 2021
I almost forgot taiwan but luckily i got all of it
+2
Level 61
May 5, 2021
Not a single country from Africa... Not that surprising but it made me sad 😔
+1
Level 22
May 5, 2021
you must have used nominal gdp. ppp is useless.
+1
Level 27
May 5, 2021
Got all of em! Almost missed Taiwan, I forget it sometimes since its not a full united nation member
+1
Level 45
May 5, 2021
usa has higher gdp
+1
Level 61
May 5, 2021
If China being ahead of the US is because of China handling the virus "well" I'm not sure I believe that. China is very insecure about it's image around the world to the point that it has bought into certain western news organizations and lied about handling covid well. You can't trust a government who uses propaganda to suppress anything which could make it look bad.
+2
Level 32
May 7, 2021
List of people who care about your political opinion:
+1
Level 57
May 6, 2021
Can't believe I missed Iceland.
+1
Level 68
May 6, 2021
How on Earth did I miss Russia?!?! 🤦🏻‍♂️
+1
Level 56
May 7, 2021
I would have though Taiwan, and maybe Israel would be on this list. I imagine they are in the 20s?
+2
Level 47
May 9, 2021
Missed turkey but got the rest.
+2
Level 14
May 11, 2021
100% 2.55 remain
+1
Level 54
Jun 13, 2021
Missed Taiwan
+1
Level 46
Jun 30, 2021
same
+1
Level 36
Jun 15, 2021
I can't believe I almost missed India and Brazil. (Facepalm)
+1
Level 46
Jun 30, 2021
The quiz title says 'Countries with the Biggest GDPs' but the quiz has the GNP of the countries?

Was this is a mistake?

+1
Level 60
Jul 9, 2021
Well done,My dearest Taiwan!
+1
Level 22
Jul 16, 2021
got all of it! almost missed turkey and indonesia
+1
Level 49
Aug 3, 2021
HOW CAN USA BE NUMBER 2 (AFTER CHINA) AND YET THE BASIS OF THE GDP MEASUREMENT IS USA DOLLARS (USD)? If we have to compare then we should adopt a Universal Standard that can bring out the real situation neutrally.

Am I talking to anyone over here so?🤔🤗🤣