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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity

DEFINITION: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Africa $576.10 billion 2012
2 Nigeria $444.30 billion 2012
3 Angola $123.10 billion 2012
4 Ethiopia $109.00 billion 2012
5 Sudan $85.42 billion 2012
6 Ghana $82.65 billion 2012
7 Kenya $75.00 billion 2012
8 Tanzania $73.12 billion 2012
9 Uganda $50.77 billion 2012
10 Cameroon $50.16 billion 2012
11 Cote d'Ivoire $39.88 billion 2012
12 Botswana $32.27 billion 2012
13 Gabon $27.81 billion 2012
14 Democratic Republic of the Congo $27.29 billion 2012
15 Chad $26.58 billion 2012
16 Senegal $26.29 billion 2012
17 Mozambique $25.95 billion 2012
18 Burkina Faso $24.57 billion 2012
19 Zambia $23.69 billion 2012
20 Madagascar $21.18 billion 2012
21 Mauritius $19.98 billion 2012
22 Equatorial Guinea $19.70 billion 2012
23 Mali $17.79 billion 2012
24 Namibia $16.82 billion 2012
25 Benin $15.64 billion 2012
26 Rwanda $15.02 billion 2012
27 Malawi $14.11 billion 2012
28 Niger $12.99 billion 2012
29 Guinea $12.04 billion 2012
30 South Sudan $11.64 billion 2012
31 Sierra Leone $7.97 billion 2012
32 Mauritania $7.60 billion 2012
33 Zimbabwe $7.17 billion 2012
34 Togo $6.87 billion 2012
35 Swaziland $6.17 billion 2012
36 Somalia $5.90 billion 2010
37 Burundi $5.43 billion 2012
38 Eritrea $4.35 billion 2012
39 Lesotho $4.04 billion 2012
40 Central African Republic $3.85 billion 2012
41 The Gambia $3.41 billion 2012
42 Liberia $2.65 billion 2012
43 Djibouti $2.35 billion 2012
44 Seychelles $2.29 billion 2012
45 Cape Verde $2.16 billion 2012
46 Guinea-Bissau $1.91 billion 2012
47 Comoros $868.00 million 2012
48 Sao Tome and Principe $397.00 million 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/GDP/Purchasing-power-parity

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity

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Interesting observations about Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity

  • United States has had the highest GDP > purchasing power parity since 2008.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by GDP > purchasing power parity are Cold countries'.
  • European Union has ranked in the top 2 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • China has ranked in the top 3 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 4 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • India has ranked in the top 5 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • Germany has ranked in the top 6 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • United Kingdom has ranked in the top 8 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
  • Russia has ranked in the top 7 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2008.
  • France has ranked in the top 10 for GDP > purchasing power parity since 2005.
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