Five Biggest Economies by Continent

For each continent, guess the five countries that have the biggest economies.
2020 forecast. World Economic Outlook (April 2020 edition). More info here.
In U.S. dollars. Purchasing Power Parity method.
If a country is in two continents, we adjust the GDP accordingly
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Last updated: April 15, 2020
First submittedFebruary 11, 2016
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Africa
1.49 T
Egypt
1.23 T
Nigeria
890 B
South Africa
691 B
Algeria
339 B
Morocco
 
 
Asia
31.4 T
China
12.4 T
India
5.72 T
Japan
4.17 T
Indonesia
2.43 T
South Korea
Europe
4.46 T
Germany
3.39 T
Russia
3.16 T
United Kingdom
2.95 T
France
2.40 T
Italy
 
 
North America
21.7 T
United States
2.58 T
Mexico
1.91 T
Canada
211 B
Dominican Republic
162 B
Guatemala
Oceania
1.38 T
Australia
211 B
New Zealand
36.2 B
Papua New Guinea
11.0 B
Fiji
1.52 B
Solomon Islands
 
 
South America
3.48 T
Brazil
921 B
Argentina
816 B
Colombia
511 B
Chile
491 B
Peru
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Level 88
Feb 11, 2016
Almost didn't get the 4th in Asia, I thought it was going to be one of the middle eastern countries, like Saudi Arabia, Iran, or maybe Turkey.
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Level 48
Feb 11, 2016
You should take my quiz, World Superpowers in 2050. It preps well for this. You'll see patterns.
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Level 63
Feb 11, 2016
Thanks :)
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Level 59
Feb 19, 2016
Algeria surprised me.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2016
Aside from Europe and Asia, it doesn't take much to crack the top 5 of any of these lists.
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2016
Other way around for me, Kalbahamut. It was easy to guess the main countries in Oceania and N. America, but the 4th and 5th nations were just me guessing countries in those continents. Whereas for Europe and Asia I got them all first time, as they're so dominant.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2016
I wasn't saying anything about how easy they are to guess... just that being top 5 on any of the other continents isn't very impressive. Algeria's economy is tiny compared to Italy's or South Korea's, to say nothing of Cuba or the Solomon Islands. And, actually, I think those countries are harder to guess for that very reason. So you got my comment backwards...

just as an aside, though, the top 5 in Europe and Asia aren't *that* dominant. Saudi Arabia trails South Korea by less than 200 million. Spain trails Italy by about 500 million.
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Level 70
Apr 12, 2019
Using purchasing power parity generally means guessing the most populous countries. All forms of GDP measurement have problems, but PPP skews things to shrink the appearance of inequalities.
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Level 19
Feb 19, 2016
I guessed Algeria and got it.
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2017
Yes, that's how this website works.
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Level 27
Aug 10, 2020
I didn't quite have time to type "Algeria"! Ugh! Good quiz though.
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Level 19
Feb 19, 2016
I got 19/30. Some of them like Russia are really obvious.
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Level 61
Feb 19, 2016
I am surprised to see Angola ahead of Kenya.
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Level 59
Feb 19, 2016
Angola will fall back in 2015/16 with lower oil prices.
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Level 26
Feb 19, 2016
Im going to admit: I aced the Countries of the world quiz so I just named the biggest countries....still worked though(untimed)
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Level 70
Feb 19, 2016
Papua New Guinea is in Oceania, yet Indonesia is in Asia? Huh?
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Level 43
Feb 19, 2016
Indonesia is in considered to be part of both Asia and Oceania; however, it is usually considered to be part of Asia because its capital Jakarta is located in Asia. This is similar to Russia being counted as Europe rather than Asia due to Moscow and Turkey being counted as Asia rather than Europe due to Ankara.
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Level 43
Feb 19, 2016
In addition the vast majority of the populations and land areas of Indonesia and Turkey are located in Asia.
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Level 72
Feb 19, 2016
It's more a cultural and economic association...PNG was administered by Australia until 1975. There is no universally accepted dividing line between these regions
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Level 61
Nov 10, 2017
Politics, power and money tend to determine how these borders are drawn up, often with scant concern for the wishes of the indigenous peoples. There have been countless protests in Irian Jaya(West Papua) for independence, but they are always suppressed by the Indonesian military. A similar problem can be seen on Bougainville Island, which is culturally more akin to the Solomon Islands, but was made a part of Papua New Guinea so Australian mining companies could exploit it. Armed rebels took over an Australian mine there a few years back. East Timor is another example. They fought a war for independence largely ignored by Australia and the UN for 25 years. Easier to maintain the status quo, carve up the Timor Sea gas and oil reserves, and hope the problem goes away.
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Level 78
Feb 19, 2016
I totally blanked on Dominican Republic. I knew it, and I could think of Hispaniola, Santo Domingo, and Haiti, but the correct name just wouldn't connect to my typing fingers. Grrrr!
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Level 63
Feb 19, 2016
29/30. Ran out of time before I could type Nigeria.
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Level 45
Feb 19, 2016
needed more time!!
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Level 21
Feb 19, 2016
I'm surprised Germany was above Russia OG
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Level 63
Sep 28, 2016
Well cars are more expensive than Vodka.
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Level 37
May 18, 2017
I believe the UK actually has a larger economy than France by a majority of sources.
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Level 56
Jun 9, 2017
Algeria was like the one north african country I didn't guess...argh
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Level 85
Aug 25, 2017
I love that you've put together a "largest economy" quiz that includes both China and a country whose economy is 1/23,000th the size of China's.
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Level 64
Aug 25, 2017
Egypt and Nigeria are mixed up.
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Level 57
Aug 25, 2017
How Nigeria is above Egypt, when the GNP is lower?
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Level ∞
Aug 26, 2017
Fixed the order
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Level 72
Aug 27, 2017
It was a little short on time, even though I knew most of the answers and hardly did any guessing…
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Level 58
Nov 10, 2017
I was about to guess Ethiopia but apparently, some part of my brain wanted me to believe Ethiopia was extremely poor when compared to other countries so I ignored it, completely forgetting its high population. Thanks, brain.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2017
0.01 left :D
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Level 55
Nov 10, 2017
Would have thought that Venezuela wouldn't even be 5th in South America due to their turmoil.
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Level 55
Nov 26, 2017
Oil can give a lot of money, even to a country in turmoil
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2017
how do you make this kind of a quiz format?
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Level 46
Mar 3, 2018
Vamos República Dominicana.
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Level 49
Mar 23, 2018
lol missed an easy one.. facepalm
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Level 15
Aug 20, 2018
Turkey is in eu but is count as Asia
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2019
Turkey is NOT in the EU. If you mean the continent Europe, 95% of Turkey is located in Asia.
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Level 71
Nov 20, 2018
25/30 and still missed Japan.
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Level 61
Mar 9, 2019
why the reset? has any country changed since last year or it was only the figures?
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Level 57
Mar 9, 2019
just right kind of tough to get 100%:))
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Level 33
Apr 12, 2019
Wait, is it by GDP or GNP? If its by GDP then China would be smaller than the United States. But if its GNP, then its switched. ?!?!?!!?
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2019
As stated in the source it is GDP, purchasing power parity method.
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Level 43
Apr 13, 2019
How do you make it untimed? Still finished with 30/30 but in some quizzes find myself running out of time.
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Level 32
Apr 1, 2020
Phew. I remembered Japan and South Korea and the 8 last seconds. 30/30
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Level 47
Jun 1, 2020
I’m pretty sure that China is going through a heavy blow to its economy right now, due to Covid-19, sanctions and increased unemployment rates, due to this, I’m pretty sure the forecast of the economic measures will be quite obsolete despite this year being 2020. But hey, they’re just hiding their weaknesses as of now. Just saying.
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Level 35
Jun 21, 2020
100%!! Came down to the last few seconds before I got papua new guinea
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Level 20
Sep 13, 2020
For Africa, I was writing the abbreviations for DRC but then it gave me dominican republic :D