How big is China?


The situation in China reflects a global economic landscape that has undergone a seismic shift in the last decade, and is echoed by the fact that the combined economies of China and India are now greater than the United States.

ByFelix Salmon

Nominal GDP figures from the World Bank:

China$1,955.3 bn

India$731.0 bn

United States$12,408.5 bn

So “greater than” now means “about one fifth the size of”?

Presumably Safe Haven’s Davide Accomazzo is thinking in PPP terms or something along those lines. But you can’t monetize PPP. China might be at the forefront of everybody’s mind, but its GDP is still smaller than that of France.