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The United States’ Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is still larger than China’s. But according to economic analysts, that might not be the case much longer.
China, thanks in part to its large population, has been steadily growing its GDP in the last few years. Some economists say it will only be 10 years before the country surpasses the U.S.’ GDP.
China, of course, made big news when its GDP did rise above Japan’s in the second quarter of 2010. This marked the first time that China’s GDP ever rose past Japan’s.
California Vs. The WORLD
The size of California, both geographically and population wise, makes California comparable to many countries. Heres how California stacks up to the rest of the world.
Californias $1.8 trillion GDP makes it the 8th largest economy in the world. The United States as a whole has the largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $14.2 trillion. Japan is number two with a GDP of $4.9 trillion. China has the third-largest with a GDP of $3.8 trillion. Number four is Germany, with a GDP of $3.6 trillion. The fifth-largest GDP is France, with $2.8 trillion. Number six is the United Kingdom, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. Number nine is Brazil with a GDP of $1.6 trillion. Number 10 is Russia with a GDP of $1.6 trillion.
If you combine the GDPs of Australia, Burma, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru and Ukraine, you will have the same size economy as California. California accounted for nearly 3 percent of the worlds GDP in 2008.
International Internet Plan
The top 10 languages used on the Internet include the most popular Internet language-English, with 478 million users. Chinese is the second most common Internet language, with 384 million users. Spanish is the third most common Internet language, with 137 million users. Japanese is number four, with 96 million users. French is number five with 79 million Internet users using it. Portuguese is number six with 73 million users. German is number seven with 65 million users. Arabic is number eight with 50 million Internet users using it online. Russian is number nine with 45 million Internet users using it. Korean is number 10 with 37 million Internet users.
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