Note: Current US Dollars.
Source: World Bank Development Indicators.
World Nominal GDP, 2011
The global generation of wealth remains highly concentrated. The four largest economies, the United States, Japan, China and Germany, alone accounted for more 38% of the world's GDP in 2008. Thus, nine countries (G8 + China) generated more than half the global economic activity. Still, the dynamism is shifting with China overtaking Japan to become the world's second largest economy in 2010. Countries such as Brazil and India have also experienced a remarkable growth. This commercial potential and dynamism shapes global transactions and flows.