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Top 10 Biggest Economies in the Americas

Can you name the countries with the largest GDPs in North and South America?
2017 forecast by the IMF
In U.S. dollars. Using the Purchasing Power Parity method
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Last updated: January 22, 2018
First submittedAugust 23, 2016
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GDP
Country
19,362 bil
United States
3,219 bil
Brazil
2,406 bil
Mexico
1,764 bil
Canada
913 bil
Argentina
720 bil
Colombia
456 bil
Chile
430 bil
Peru
404 bil
Venezuela
185 bil
Ecuador
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level 76
Aug 23, 2016
For some reason I didn't expect Ecuador to be on this list. Got the others easily though.
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level 61
Jan 3, 2017
Goes to show just how small most American countries' economies actually are.
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level 19
Jan 3, 2017
And yet, I guessed the Dominican Republic in desperation!
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level 53
Jun 27, 2017
Bananas, lots of them.
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level 63
May 11, 2018
Don't you mean banana stands?
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level 67
Aug 27, 2016
Venezuela, no mission of it making the list if it was based on current figures.
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level 19
Jan 3, 2017
Santa Cruz...he's making the list, he's checking it twice...or not.
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level 62
Aug 27, 2016
These 10 countries also made it in the "Top 10 most populated countries in the Americas" and 9 of the countries here made it to the "Top 10 biggest countries in the Americas", which included Bolivia instead of Ecuador. Just goes to show that the Americas isn't a very diverse place when it comes to these 3 categories.
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level 19
Jan 3, 2017
True.
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level 64
Jan 7, 2017
There really aren't that many countries in the Americas.
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level 63
Jul 28, 2019
But all of central/middle americas are skipped..
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level 67
Jan 3, 2017
Surprised that Brazil's economy is nearly 4 X that of Argentina.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2017
Actually just over 3x. Did you expect more or less? - Brazil population almost 5x.
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level 77
Jan 3, 2017
In reality Brazil's economy is half as big as shown here. Due to a low cost of living, using PPP drastically inflates it.
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level 58
Nov 5, 2019
Yes.
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level 60
Jan 3, 2017
Cut time to 1:30 maximum.
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level 19
Jan 3, 2017
By PPP, Mexico is a lot bigger than Canada! I guess 'us' still isn't counted for America, and Uruguay isn't the richest country in South America?
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level 61
Aug 14, 2017
Uruguay may be the richest per capita, but that is from its small population.
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level 52
Jan 3, 2017
The quiz description says "name the countries with the largest GDPs in North and South America." It's unclear whether the countries or the GDPs are in the Americas - if the country has to be in the Americas, France should be on this list; it is (partially) in South America and it has a GDP of over 2 trillion. If the quiz only counts the GDP of the parts of the countries that are in the Americas, France should not be here, as the GDP of French Guiana is relatively tiny. You should probably add a caveat clearing up this issue. :)
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level 77
Jan 3, 2017
most of the time it seems like France is considered to be in Europe, Turkey is considered Asia (Istanbul sometimes gets included in Europe), Russia typically gets counted as European, Kazakhstan as Asia, etc, even though all of these countries have territory on other continents. Territories are never included. And Cyprus is usually included with Asia.
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level 76
May 13, 2018
I've learned from this site that French Guiana is not a territory, it's a department of France. French departments are equivalent to US states, so that makes French Guiana part of Europe even though it is geographically located in South America. I also read somewhere that for the same reason Hawaii is considered part of North America rather than Oceania.
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level 77
Nov 25, 2018
French Guiana is not part of Europe any more than Siberia is part of Europe or the Hagia Sofia is in Asia. Countries are politically, not geographically, defined and can exist on multiple continents. Roping in Hawaii with North America might seem a bit odd, and perhaps it is, but then if you look at a map it's not really especially more odd than it would be roping it in with Oceania. Hawaii is kind of in the middle of nowhere.
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2017
I assume common sense on the part of the quiz taker. Adding caveats takes up space and removes attention from the other text.
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level 65
Mar 1, 2017
By that logic, its a good thing Denmark's GDP is too low to be debated because Greenland is in North America. While I personally think Greenland should be counted as part of Denmark (it would make the quizes more fun because it's so different in terms of extremes), but I respect Quizmaster's decision to exlude it. It's his site, and that is the custom now. Same with French Guinea.
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level 58
Jan 3, 2017
'Merica, ftw!
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level 43
Jan 4, 2017
too easy, decrease time allocation to make harder
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level 77
Jan 24, 2018
Difficulty is subjective. If you want to increase the difficulty, try typing it with your toes while blindfolded.
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level 63
Jul 28, 2019
That suggestion should be placed by each quiz where someone asked for shorter time. Or that they should let their pets type while they dictate the words
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level 71
May 11, 2018
just type every country in the Americas from big to small and you only need about 20 seconds..
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level 43
May 11, 2018
Just got my level 28 with this quiz! Smooth! ;)
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level 23
May 11, 2018
I got them all exept for ecuador i keep writing it with a Q
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level 38
May 11, 2018
I thought it said cities, not countries. I only got Colombia.
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level 57
Nov 5, 2019
My second favorite country in South America is either Bolivia or Brazil. I love the name of every capital in South America with the exception of Brasilia which I find to be slightly underwhelming when it rolls off the tongue.
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level 55
Nov 5, 2019
Canada's GDP is (1.65 trillion) is significantly larger than Mexico's(1.15 trillion). Source: World Bank
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level ∞
Nov 6, 2019
There are two different methods of calculating GDP. We use the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) method. What PPP does is calculate the value of the goods produced, not their price. Here's an oversimplified example: Let's say a McDonald's hamburger sells for $2 in Mexico but $5 in Canada. It's the same burger, but it sells for a higher price in Canada. For the sake of calculating the size of an economy, what matters more - the burger or the price? In my opinion, the burger matters more. That's why we use PPP.