Is China’s economy bigger than the US economy?

Yes, it is. If you believe the CIA Factbook, then it’s a winner by a significant margin – more than $1.5 trillion.

Granted, the comparison uses Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) to make this claim. But you know… apples to apples, right?

Officially, this event occurred sometime in early 2014 after a condensed exponential economic expansion at a scale previously unseen in human history.

Here is what that looks like:


The current league table (in trillions of USD) based on 2015 estimates of GDP (PPP), as prepared by the US Central Intelligence Agency, is:

  1. China $19.51
  2. EU $19.18
  3. US $17.97
  4. India $8.027
  5. Japan $4.658


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  • June 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

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