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May 6, 2005

Update (11 January 2005): A new dynamic table with 2004 GDP-PPP and population data is now available in GDP Rankings of the Americas: 2004 Edition!

Previously, I put together a dynamic table that would allow you to sort individual U.S. states according to their 2002 Gross State Product (GSP), the state equivalent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Today, we're expanding into the Western Hemisphere, looking at the GDP, population and GDP per capita of the independent nations of North America, South America, Central America and the Carribbean. Unlike the previous exercise however, the GDP data has been adjusted for each country's Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), which takes into account how much an individual can buy within a country along with the currency exchange rate between the individual country's currency and the U.S. dollar.

As with Political Calculations(TM) U.S. Gross State Product table, you may rank the data either from least to greatest or greatest to least in the table below by clicking the individual column heads:

2002 Western Hemisphere Gross Domestic Product (Adjusted for PPP)
Country GDP-PPP ($USD Billions) 2003 Estimated Population GDP-PPP per Capita ($USD)
Antigua and Barbuda 0.8 67897 11046
Argentina 391 38740807 10093
Bahamas, The 5.2 297477 17480
Barbados 4 277264 14427
Belize 1.3 266440 4804
Bolivia 21 8586443 2446
Brazil 1340 182032604 7361
Canada 923 32207113 28658
Chile 151 15664216 9640
Colombia 268 41662073 6433
Costa Rica 32.3 3896092 8290
Cuba 25.9 11263429 2299
Dominica 0.4 69655 5455
Dominican Republic 53 8715602 6081
Ecuador 41.7 13710234 3042
El Salvador 30 6470379 4637
Grenada 0.4 89258 4930
Guatemala 48 13909384 3451
Guyana 2.7 702100 3846
Haiti 12 7527817 1594
Honduras 17.6 6669789 2639
Jamaica 10 2695867 3709
Mexico 900 104907991 8579
Netherlands Antilles 2.4 216226 11099
Nicaragua 12.8 5128517 2496
Panama 17.3 2960784 5843
Paraguay 25 6036900 4141
Peru 132 28409897 4646
St. Kitts and Nevis 0.3 38763 8745
St. Lucia 0.9 162157 5341
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.3 116812 2902
Suriname 1.5 435449 3445
Trinidad and Tobago 11.1 1104209 10052
United States 10400 290342554 35820
Uruguay 26.5 3413329 7764
Venezuela 132.8 24654694 5386
The Americas (All) 15042.2 863450222 17421

Sources and Acknowledgements:

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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