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Countries With Highest GDP as a Percent of Continent

Name the countries that have the largest economies as a percent of the total economy of their continent.
GDP by Purchasing Power Parity. World Bank, 2015
Last updated: October 20, 2016
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% of GDP
Country
84.1%
Australia
79.4%
United States
48.5%
Brazil
38.5%
China
19.0%
Nigeria
17.3%
Egypt
16.2%
Germany
15.4%
India
14.1%
Argentina
13.2%
New Zealand
% of GDP
Country
12.6%
South Africa
11.9%
Colombia
11.6%
Russia (European)
11.4%
United Kingdom
11.2%
France
10.1%
Algeria
9.6%
Mexico
9.2%
Italy
9.1%
Japan
8.4%
Venezuela
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level ∞
Oct 19, 2016
My guess is that Venezuela will fall off this list with newer GDP estimates.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2016
I didn't even try it, not realizing it was last year's data.
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level 58
Dec 22, 2016
Only missed Venezuela,... and as all the comments suggested already, I purposefully did not even bother typing it.
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level 70
Oct 19, 2016
Didn't even bother trying Venezuela once Argentina didn't work. I now see the World Bank doesn't list data for Argentina. According to the IMF and CIA World Factbook, Argentina's economy on a PPP basis is much larger than either Colombia or Venezuela. Although I am aware The Economist has frequently criticised the Argentine government for tampering with national statistics and I assume it's on this basis that the World Bank doesn't list them. That said, I seem to recall The Economist changing its stance now that the Kirchners have been booted from office, so perhaps it will be included in the next World Bank list.
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level 68
Oct 20, 2016
Perhaps another source would be appropriate since Argentina very obviously belongs on this list.
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level ∞
Oct 20, 2016
Fixed! I did use the IMF numbers to add Argentina to my spreadsheet, but then I forgot to add them to the quiz!
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level ∞
Oct 20, 2016
p.s. Canada is #21 at 7.0%
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level 24
Dec 21, 2016
Wait, is has more GDP than mexico. Right?
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level 75
Dec 21, 2016
Yes, quite a bit more. Canada's GDP is almost 50% larger than Mexico's. Per capita, obviously, it's even bigger. That's why you see Canada G8 summits. And yet another example of why it's silly and/or confusing to use PPP.
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level 53
Dec 21, 2016
Interesting. I doubt Venezuela adds much to the South American economic community, unlike Canada does for North America..
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level 51
Dec 21, 2016
Pfft, yeah, they only have the largest oil reserves of any country on earth.
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level 48
Dec 21, 2016
Does it make sense to use PPP for this?
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level 75
Dec 21, 2016
Not really, no. But almost all the quizzes on the site do, so it's being consistent. Quizmaster's prerogative.
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level 44
Dec 21, 2016
NOOOOOOOO! 19/20, FORGOT ALGERIA!
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level 46
Dec 22, 2016
I did exactly the same!!
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level 44
Dec 23, 2016
3rd try!
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level 40
Dec 13, 2017
Yaaay, 100% on my first try! :D It took me a while to guess New Zealand.
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level 48
Mar 20, 2018
100% on first try with 2:29 remaining time :)
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level 37
Dec 23, 2018
nigeria..
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level 38
Feb 17, 2019
I wonder what makes up the other 16% of Australia's continent.