Definition: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: GDP (purchasing power parity) map
China Surpasses America As World’s Largest Economy
Value Walk - 5/27/2015 5:21:35 AM
This is why Purchasing Power Parity is the more accurate measurement of GDP when comparing any two countries with different currencies ... Clearly, on any list of calamities threatening the world economy, a China economic crash ranks near the top.
Dawn - 5/25/2015 1:42:03 AM
QATAR, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas and one of the smaller oil producing countries ... richest nations in the world with GDP per capita exceeding $100,000 based on the purchasing power parity exchange rates.
How Much Should We Invest In Emerging Markets – Burton Malkiel Of Wavefront Capital
Guru Focus - 5/29/2015 3:34:49 PM
Another metric that might be used to judge the appropriateness of an emerging markets equity allocation is to examine their share of world GDP. Inter-country comparisons can be tricky, requiring exchange rate and purchasing power parity adjustments.
How To Break FIFA
Five Thirt Eight - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
purchasing-power GDP. 4 This reflects that, for better or worse, a viewer in a country with high disposable income is more valuable to sponsors than one from a developing nation, making the wealthier nation’s TV rights more lucrative. The 2010 World Cup ...
India overtakes Japan to become third-largest economy in purchasing power parity
The Economic Times - 4/19/2012 7:06:53 AM
Data just released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that India's gross domestic product in purchasing power parity ... India's share in world GDP in terms of PPP, a measure of relative consumer prices across countries, stood at 5.65% in ...
China, India and Russia to be top 3 shareholders of AIIB: report
Live Mint - 5/21/2015 2:11:15 PM
“Based on the AIIB members’ GDP weight in the world economy, China will become the bank ... “Whether measured by nominal GDP or the purchasing power parity-adjusted GDP, it makes sense for China to be the biggest capital contributor and the most ...
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The Inquisitr - 5/21/2015 8:09:10 PM
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Market Watch - 5/28/2015 6:31:59 AM
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Financial Times - 5/25/2015 11:03:23 PM
This year, global leaders could set the world on a path to overcoming ... ONE is calling for a minimum target of $300-$500 at purchasing power parity per capita or 10 per cent GDP, whichever is greater, though countries must set appropriate levels for ...
China’s currency gets the IMF stamp of approval as it enters a new normal
THE CONVERSATION - 5/29/2015 2:30:24 PM
This marks a stunning turnaround for a country where exports had been growing ... based on GDP after the US since 2010 and the world’s largest economy based on purchasing power parity. Its current GDP is twice as large as Japan’s and almost four ...
Make in India should not entirely focus on global market: Rajan
Firstpost - 5/28/2015 8:58:08 PM
We may end up with world class service firms ... We are quite a big country. We are a big country because on the GDP basis, we are USD 2 trillion economy ... we look at purchasing power parity, we are five to six trillion in size. If you look at number ...
Germany outpaces US in economic ‘wellbeing’ index
Financial Times - 5/27/2015 11:58:16 PM
Germans are benefiting more from their country’s economic rebound than Americans ... Between 2006 and 2013 both recorded an average GDP growth of 1.1 per cent (measured by purchasing power parity). But Germany did a much better job of translating that ...
CEIBS Prof. disappointed in Ghana’s economic dev’t
Ghana Web - 5/23/2015 3:03:10 AM
South Korea's market economy ranks 13th in the world by both nominal and purchasing power parity GDP, identifying it as one of the G-20 major economies. It is a developed country with a high-income economy and is the most industrialised member-country of ...
India pips Japan to become third-largest economy in purchasing power parity
Zee News - 4/20/2012 9:36:02 AM
Purchasing power parity (PPP) is based on the model as to how much money is required to purchase the same goods and services in two countries, and uses that ... India's share in world GDP in terms of PPP stood at 5.65% in 2011 against Japan's 5.63% ...
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Dubai Chronicle - 5/28/2015 3:33:01 AM
But there are many other factors that determine whether a city or a country ... World Bank and includes costs of living, average cost of flight to and from that destination, average cost for hotel accommodation, fuel prices, as well as purchasing power parity.