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The world’s largest economies in 2023


Based on their GDP data, the biggest economies in the world in 2023 were the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and India. In addition to these countries, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, and Brazil were also among the top 10 GDP countries. Moving on, let’s explore the list of the 190 wealthiest countries in the world in 2023.

The United States has maintained its position as the leading global economy and wealthiest nation, holding onto its top spot from 1960 to 2023. China has experienced significant economic growth, moving up from fourth place in 1960 to second place in 2023. Meanwhile, India’s economy has seen rapid growth and diversity, driven by sectors like information technology, services, agriculture, and manufacturing.

With a GDP of 26.85 trillion USD, the United States is by far the world’s largest economy in this ranking for 2023. It is followed by China in 2nd place with a GDP of still 19.37 trillion USD. The remaining countries that rounded out the world’s 20 largest economies all had GDPs that ranged between 800 billion and five trillion U.S. dollars.

Japan (4.941 trillion USD) is also quite far ahead in the international comparison and occupies 3rd place in this ranking. Germany had the 4th largest economy, at almost 4.31 trillion U.S. dollars, Europe’s largest economy. Compared to the 20 largest economies in 2020, Switzerland moved into 20th place in 2023, pushing Taiwan off the top 20 list. The 10 largest economies in the world include all the struggling Group of Seven (G7) economies, as well as the world’s fastest-growing major economies, China, India, and Brazil.

While this was anticipated for a while, India has overtaken the U.K. to become the world’s fifth-largest economy and is now behind only the US, China, Japan, and Germany. A decade back, India was ranked 11th among large economies while the U.K. was in the fifth position.

The world's largest economies in 2023

1United States26.85 trillion USD
2China19.37 trillion USD
3Japan4.41 trillion USD
4Germany4.31 trillion USD
5India3.74 trillion USD
6United Kingdom3.16 trillion USD
7France2.92 trillion USD
8Italy2.17 trillion USD
9Canada2.09 trillion USD
10Brazil2.08 trillion USD

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