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May 13, 2005

Update (11 January 2005): Political Calculations has updated its GDP Rankings in Muslim Nations with 2004 data!

Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution recently asked and answered the question "Is Islam Good for Prosperity?," which he later followed up with more information. I thought it might be interesting to present the following snapshot of economic output [Gross Domestic Product (GDP) adjusted for Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) with the U.S. Dollar] for the countries and territories where Muslims represent at least a plurality of the population. As always, the data in the dynamic table below may be ranked by clicking the column headings.


GDP in the Muslim World, 2002
Country GDP ($USD Billions - PPP) Population (July, 2003) GDP per Capita ($USD - PPP)
Afghanistan 19 28717213 662
Albania 14 3582205 3908
Algeria 167 32818500 5089
Azerbaijan 27 7830764 3448
Bahrain 9.8 667238 14687
Bangladesh 239 138448210 1726
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.3 3989018 1830
Brunei 6.5 358098 18151
Burkina Faso 13.6 13228460 1028
Chad 10 9253493 1081
Comoros 0.4 632948 697
Cote d'Ivoire 24.5 16962491 1444
Djibouti 0.6 457130 1354
Egypt 268 74718797 3587
Eritrea 3.3 4362254 756
Ethiopia 50.6 66557553 760
Gambia, The 2.6 1501050 1732
Gaza Strip 0.7 1274868 577
Guinea 15.9 9030220 1761
Indonesia 663 234893453 2823
Iran 456 68278826 6678
Iraq 58 24683313 2350
Jordan 22.8 5460265 4176
Kazakhstan 105 16736795 6274
Kuwait 34.2 2183161 15665
Kyrgyzstan 13.5 4892808 2759
Lebanon 19.3 3727703 5177
Libya 41 5499074 7456
Malaysia 210 23092940 9094
Maldives 1.3 329684 3792
Mali 9.8 11626219 843
Mauritania 5.3 2912584 1820
Mayotte 0.1 178437 476
Morocco 115 31689265 3629
Niger 8.8 11058590 796
Nigeria 113.5 133881703 848
Oman 22.4 2807125 7980
Pakistan 311 150694740 2064
Qatar 17.2 817052 21051
Saudi Arabia 242 24293844 9961
Senegal 16.2 10580307 1531
Sierra Leone 2.8 5732681 488
Somalia 4.1 8025190 511
Sudan 52.9 38114160 1388
Syria 59.4 17585540 3378
Tajikistan 8 6863752 1166
Tunisia 63 9924742 6348
Turkey 468 68109469 6871
Turkmenistan 26 4775544 5444
United Arab Emirates 53 2484818 21330
Uzbekistan 65 25981647 2502
West Bank 1.7 2237194 760
Yemen 15.7 19349881 811
The Muslim World (All) 4184.8 1393893016 3002

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Data: The World Factbook, 2003 via Bartelby.
July, 2003 Population Estimate: The World Factbook, 2003 GDP Data via Bartelby.
Table Sorting Function: The Daily Kryogenix

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