South and Central Asia Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity, % of GDP

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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.


1 Tajikistan 258.96% 2010
2 Bangladesh 258.38% 2010
3 Pakistan 255.67% 2010
4 Kyrgyzstan 247.17% 2010
5 India 236.48% 2010
6 Bhutan 222.42% 2010
7 Nepal 221.3% 2010
8 Uzbekistan 220.8% 2010
9 Sri Lanka 211.24% 2010
10 Afghanistan 187.05% 2010
11 Turkmenistan 162.24% 2010
12 Kazakhstan 133.53% 2010
13 Maldives 83.22% 2010


"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/South-and-Central-Asia/Economy/GDP/Purchasing-power-parity,-%-of-GDP

South and Central Asia Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity, % of GDP


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