India is now Fourth Largest Economy

January 21st, 2011
in econ_news

Taj Mahal Econintersect:  Less than a week ago GEI News reported that Arvind Subramanian, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, stated the size of China’s economy in 2010 was $14.8 trillion, compared with the U.S.’s $14.6 trillion, when accounting for the countries’ differing costs of living.  By the same measure, The Times of India reports today that India's adjusted GDP in 2010 is $4.4 trillion, the fourth largest in the world.

Follow up:

So-called purchasing power parity (PPP) calculates gross domestic product using exchange rates that adjusts for price differences of the same goods between nations.

Of course, the EU is the largest economic unit in the world with 2010 GDP of $14.9 trillion (PPP), according to The World Fact Book.  However, the EU is constituted on countries and the largest of those country economies, Germany, comes behind India with a 2010 GDP of $3.0  trillion (PPP).

The $4.4 trillion PPP GDP for India reported in The Times of India is larger than what is reported in The World Fact Book.  That source still lists India at $4.0 trillion.    

Sources:  GEI News, The World Factbook  and The Times of India 

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  1. Ishaq Rahman Email says :

    India's economy is become impressive to analyze. How could we explain the prospect of India in the context of its relations with China? Will India become a competitor or partner for China "miracle"?



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