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Table 1
KEY INDICATORS ON WORLD GDP, POPULATION AND GERD, 2002
GDP
% world Population % world
(in billions) GDP
(in millions) population

GERD
% world
(in billions) GERD

% GERD
/GDP

GERD per
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

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

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

431.8

Less-developed countries

Latin America and the Caribbean

10 706.4

22.5

453.7

7.3

195.9

23.6

1.8

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

663.1

1.4

188.2

3.0

1.2

0.1

0.2

6.5

16 964.9

35.6

3 667.5

59.4

261.5

31.5

1.5

71.3

Arab States Africa
Asia
Comm. of Ind. States in Asia
Newly Indust. Asia
Arab States Asia

207.9

0.4

72.6

1.2

0.7

0.1

0.4

10.3

2 305.5

4.8

374.6

6.1

53.5

6.4

2.3

142.8

556.0

1.2

103.9

1.7

0.6

0.1

0.1

6.2

1 720.0

3.6

653.7

10.6

1.4

0.2

0.1

2.1

639.5

1.3

31.8

0.5

8.7

1.1

1.4

274.2

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

28 540.0

60.0

1 144.1

18.5

655.1

78.9

2.3

572.6

Other Asia
Oceania
Other groupings

OECD
Selected countries

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

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

56.2

5 791.7

12.2

1 280.4

20.7

72.0

8.7

1.2

Egypt*

252.9

0.5

66.4

1.1

0.4

0.1

0.2

6.6

France

1 608.8

3.4

59.5

1.0

35.2

4.2

2.2

591.5
678.3

Germany

2 226.1

4.7

82.5

1.3

56.0

6.7

2.5

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

887.1

1.9

100.8

1.6

3.5

0.4

0.4

34.7

1 164.7

2.4

144.1

2.3

14.7

1.8

1.3

102.3

Mexico
Russian Federation
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America

444.8

0.9

45.3

0.7

3.1

0.4

0.7

68.7

1 574.5

3.3

59.2

1.0

29.0

3.5

1.8

490.4

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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