North Carolina’s economy on the world stage, 2015

This post is a follow-up to an earlier post, looking at how North Carolina’s GDP compares on the world stage if NC — and the other U.S. states — were independent nations.

I’ve highlighted U.S. states and territories in blue, and North Carolina in red. For a historical look at the ranking, see the earlier post.  This ranking is based on current-dollar annual GDP data from the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are not adjusted for population.

Here is the top 100, with their gross domestic product figures given in millions of dollars:

  1. China: 10,982.83
  2. Japan: 4,123.26
  3. Germany: 3,357.61
  4. United Kingdom: 2,849.35
  5. California: 2458.535
  6. France: 2,421.56
  7. India: 2,090.71
  8. Italy: 1,815.76
  9. Brazil: 1,772.59
  10. Texas: 1586.468
  11. Canada: 1,552.39
  12. New York: 1441.003
  13. Korea: 1,376.87
  14. Russia: 1,324.73
  15. Australia: 1,223.89
  16. Spain: 1,199.72
  17. Mexico: 1,144.33
  18. Florida: 882.798
  19. Indonesia: 858.953
  20. Illinois: 775.007
  21. Netherlands: 738.419
  22. Turkey: 733.642
  23. Pennsylvania: 689.173
  24. Switzerland: 664.603
  25. Saudi Arabia: 653.219
  26. Ohio: 608.109
  27. Argentina: 585.623
  28. New Jersey: 568.155
  29. Taiwan: 523.581
  30. North Carolina: 499.449
  31. Georgia: 495.727
  32. Sweden: 492.618
  33. Nigeria: 490.207
  34. Virginia: 479.809
  35. Massachusetts: 476.743
  36. Poland: 474.893
  37. Michigan: 466.536
  38. Belgium: 454.687
  39. Washington: 443.665
  40. Thailand: 395.288
  41. Norway: 389.482
  42. Iran: 387.611
  43. Austria: 374.124
  44. Maryland: 363.845
  45. United Arab Emirates: 345.483
  46. Indiana: 336.411
  47. Minnesota: 333.267
  48. Egypt: 330.765
  49. Colorado: 314.878
  50. Tennessee: 314.191
  51. South Africa: 312.957
  52. Hong Kong: 309.931
  53. Wisconsin: 305.795
  54. Malaysia: 296.219
  55. Israel: 296.073
  56. Denmark: 294.951
  57. Missouri: 293.378
  58. Colombia: 293.243
  59. Singapore: 292.734
  60. Philippines: 291.965
  61. Arizona: 290.578
  62. Pakistan: 269.971
  63. Connecticut: 258.532
  64. Louisiana: 243.317
  65. Chile: 240.222
  66. Venezuela: 239.572
  67. Ireland: 238.031
  68. Finland: 229.671
  69. Oregon: 215.331
  70. Bangladesh: 205.715
  71. Alabama: 204.235
  72. Portugal: 199.077
  73. South Carolina: 198.714
  74. Greece: 195.32
  75. Kentucky: 194.643
  76. Peru: 192.141
  77. Vietnam: 191.454
  78. Qatar: 185.395
  79. Czech Republic: 181.858
  80. Oklahoma: 180.425
  81. Romania: 177.315
  82. Iowa: 174.103
  83. Kazakhstan: 173.212
  84. Algeria: 172.278
  85. New Zealand: 172.248
  86. Iraq: 169.46
  87. Kansas: 147.765
  88. Utah: 147.108
  89. Nevada: 141.282
  90. Arkansas: 123.207
  91. District of Columbia: 122.51
  92. Kuwait: 120.682
  93. Hungary: 120.636
  94. Nebraska: 113.998
  95. Mississippi: 107.1
  96. Morocco: 103.142
  97. Angola: 102.979
  98. Puerto Rico: 101.57
  99. Ecuador: 98.828
  100. New Mexico: 92.231

Here is the chart from the previous post, ranking the top 40 nation and state GDPs over the past decade:

NC vs World GDP 2006-15

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