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Table 1
KEY INDICATORS ON WORLD GDP, POPULATION AND GERD, 2002

GDP % world Population % world GERD % world % GERD GERD per


(in billions) GDP (in millions) population (in billions) GERD /GDP inhabitant

World 47 599.4 100.0 6 176.2 100.0 829.9 100.0 1.7 134.4


Developed countries 28 256.5 59.4 1 195.1 19.3 645.8 77.8 2.3 540.4
Developing countries 18 606.5 39.1 4 294.2 69.5 183.6 22.1 1.0 42.8
Less-developed countries 736.4 1.5 686.9 11.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.7
Americas 14 949.2 31.4 849.7 13.8 328.8 39.6 2.2 387.0
North America 11 321.6 23.8 319.8 5.2 307.2 37.0 2.7 960.5
Latin America and the Caribbean 3 627.5 7.6 530.0 8.6 21.7 2.6 0.6 40.9
Europe 13 285.8 27.9 795.0 12.9 226.2 27.3 1.7 284.6
European Union 10 706.4 22.5 453.7 7.3 195.9 23.6 1.8 431.8
Comm. of Ind. States in Europe 1 460.0 3.1 207.0 3.4 17.9 2.2 1.2 86.6
Central, Eastern and Other Europe 1 119.4 2.4 134.4 2.2 12.4 1.5 1.1 92.6
Africa 1 760.0 3.7 832.2 13.4 4.6 0.6 0.3 5.6
Sub-Saharan countries 1 096.9 2.3 644.0 10.4 3.5 0.4 0.3 5.5
Arab States Africa 663.1 1.4 188.2 3.0 1.2 0.1 0.2 6.5
Asia 16 964.9 35.6 3 667.5 59.4 261.5 31.5 1.5 71.3
Comm. of Ind. States in Asia 207.9 0.4 72.6 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.4 10.3
Newly Indust. Asia 2 305.5 4.8 374.6 6.1 53.5 6.4 2.3 142.8
Arab States Asia 556.0 1.2 103.9 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.1 6.2
Other Asia 1 720.0 3.6 653.7 10.6 1.4 0.2 0.1 2.1
Oceania 639.5 1.3 31.8 0.5 8.7 1.1 1.4 274.2
Other groupings
Arab States All 1 219.1 2.6 292.0 4.7 1.9 0.2 0.2 6.4
Comm. of Ind. States All 1 667.9 3.5 279.6 4.5 18.7 2.2 1.1 66.8
OECD 28 540.0 60.0 1 144.1 18.5 655.1 78.9 2.3 572.6
Selected countries
Argentina 386.6 0.8 36.5 0.6 1.6 0.2 0.4 44.0
Brazil* 1 300.3 2.7 174.5 2.8 13.1 1.6 1.0 75.0
China 5 791.7 12.2 1 280.4 20.7 72.0 8.7 1.2 56.2
Egypt* 252.9 0.5 66.4 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 6.6
T H E S TAT E O F S C I E N C E I N T H E W O R L D

France 1 608.8 3.4 59.5 1.0 35.2 4.2 2.2 591.5


Germany 2 226.1 4.7 82.5 1.3 56.0 6.7 2.5 678.3
India* 2 777.8 5.8 1 048.6 17.0 20.8 2.5 0.7 19.8
Israel 124.8 0.3 6.6 0.1 6.1 0.7 4.9 922.4
Japan 3 481.3 7.3 127.2 2.1 106.4 12.8 3.1 836.6
Mexico 887.1 1.9 100.8 1.6 3.5 0.4 0.4 34.7
Russian Federation 1 164.7 2.4 144.1 2.3 14.7 1.8 1.3 102.3
South Africa 444.8 0.9 45.3 0.7 3.1 0.4 0.7 68.7
United Kingdom 1 574.5 3.3 59.2 1.0 29.0 3.5 1.8 490.4
United States of America 10 414.3 21.9 288.4 4.7 290.1 35.0 2.8 1005.9

* GERD figures for Brazil, India and Egypt are all for 2000.
Note: For Asia, the sub-regional totals do not include China, India or Japan in any of the tables in the present chapter.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimations, December 2004.

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