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25 COUNTRIES MAKE UP THE AMERICAS

World Economics has combined 25 principal countries to represent the Americas. Overall these countries accounted for 23% of Global GDP and 14% of global GDP growth in the past 10 years (2011-2021).

The Americas are home to over 1.0 billion people with an average life expectancy of 75 years and a current median age of 30 against a global average of 31.



Economics




Americas
Countries
Revised GDP PPP
Int$, Billions
CAGR
10 Year
Rate
%, 2011-2021
Share of
Global
GDP
%
Share of Global GDP Growth
%, 2011-2021
Revised GDP Per Capita
Int$
Government Debt to Revised GDP
%







Argentina 1,370.8 -0.3% 0.8% -0.1% 30,058 57.9%
Bahamas, The 17.4 -0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 43,824 75.7%
Bolivia 171.5 3.3% 0.1% 0.1% 14,497 46.8%
Brazil 4,166.7 0.3% 2.5% 0.3% 19,471 69.8%
Canada 2,037.0 1.5% 1.2% 0.6% 53,509 100.8%
Chile 594.3 3.0% 0.4% 0.3% 30,932 30.4%
Colombia 1,008.4 2.8% 0.6% 0.6% 19,670 48.5%
Costa Rica 138.1 3.7% 0.1% 0.1% 26,874 54.0%
Dominican Republic 277.3 4.9% 0.2% 0.2% 25,315 47.0%
Ecuador 279.2 1.3% 0.2% 0.1% 15,609 42.3%
El Salvador 83.3 2.0% 0.1% 0.0% 12,776 57.3%
Guatemala 227.0 3.4% 0.1% 0.2% 12,441 20.8%
Guyana 24.6 8.6% 0.0% 0.0% 31,114 31.3%
Haiti 59.0 6.9% 0.0% 0.1% 5,112 13.5%
Honduras 92.0 3.1% 0.1% 0.1% 9,139 30.0%
Jamaica 38.7 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13,004 64.1%
Mexico 3,251.6 1.4% 2.0% 1.0% 24,962 42.8%
Nicaragua 58.8 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 8,777 31.9%
Panama 191.6 3.9% 0.1% 0.1% 43,721 38.5%
Paraguay 139.4 3.1% 0.1% 0.1% 19,309 24.5%
Peru 639.4 3.1% 0.4% 0.4% 19,168 23.6%
Suriname 12.8 -1.6% 0.0% 0.0% 21,661 87.8%
Trinidad and Tobago 45.3 -1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 32,304 47.9%
United States 22,522.2 2.1% 13.6% 9.7% 67,651 123.6%
Uruguay 112.0 2.3% 0.1% 0.1% 32,125 47.3%

Americas
Totals / Averages:
37,558.5 N/A 22.7% 14.0% 25,321* 50.3%*


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Notes:
  • GDP data includes estimates for the Informal Economy, and updated Base Years, to improve the often imperfect quality of Americas data.
  • Debt-to-GDP ratio is total gross government debt as a proportion of revised GDP.
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Offical GDP data quality is often poor in Emerging Market countries. See data quality for individual countries.







Demography




Emerging Market
Countries
Population
Data Quality
Grade
Total
Population
Millions
Life Expectancy
Years
Median
Age
Years
Statistical Capacity
0-100 Index
Age Dependency
Total






Argentina A 45.6 77 31.5 78.9 44.2
Bahamas, The B 0.4 74 32.3 100.0 58.5
Bolivia C 11.8 72 25.6 66.7 39.5
Brazil C 214.0 76 33.5 81.1 56.5
Canada A 38.1 82 41.1 100.0 48.8
Chile A 19.2 80 35.3 86.7 54.1
Colombia A 51.3 77 31.3 82.2 54.6
Costa Rica B 5.1 80 33.5 91.1 54.9
Dominican Republic C 11.0 74 28.0 72.2 46.2
Ecuador C 17.9 77 27.9 65.6 46.2
El Salvador C 6.5 73 27.6 82.2 45.6
Guatemala B 18.2 74 22.9 73.3 37.7
Guyana C 0.8 70 26.7 45.6 46.8
Haiti D 11.5 64 24.0 53.3 39.6
Honduras C 10.1 75 24.3 56.7 44.8
Jamaica C 3.0 74 30.7 54.4 52.0
Mexico A 130.3 75 29.2 80.0 49.7
Nicaragua D 6.7 74 26.5 46.7 45.7
Panama C 4.4 79 29.7 61.1 46.1
Paraguay C 7.2 74 26.3 65.6 44.5
Peru A 33.4 77 31.0 80.0 49.8
Suriname C 0.6 72 29.0 57.8 48.9
Trinidad and Tobago C 1.4 74 36.2 47.8 53.9
United States A 332.9 79 38.3 100.0 46.1
Uruguay B 3.5 78 35.8 80.0 45.1

Americas
Totals / Averages:
N/A 984.8 75* 30.3* 72.4* 48.0*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Statistical Capacity Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    100 = High level of resources, 0 = Low level of resrouces.


Key:
Data Quality Grade definitions:
         A: As good as it gets;
         B: Use with caution;
         C: Unreliable for many purposes
         D: Extremely poor quality.








Environmental, Social and Governance




Emerging Market
Countries:
Carbon Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Methane Emissions
Total MTCo2e
Population in Poverty
% of Pop
Years of Schooling
Years
Rule
of Law
0-100 Index
Corruption Levels
0-100 Index






Argentina 178.9 117.9 <0.1% 11 37.1 38
Bahamas, The 2.0 0.2 <0.1% 11 - 64
Bolivia 22.6 26.0 5% 9 20.2 30
Brazil 465.7 418.0 4% 8 44.3 38
Canada 576.7 95.5 <0.1% 13 89.5 74
Chile 84.3 13.5 <0.1% 11 75.0 67
Colombia 102.2 77.1 4% 9 36.5 39
Costa Rica 8.5 4.8 <0.1% 9 62.7 58
Dominican Republic 27.4 9.2 0% 8 42.1 30
Ecuador 40.5 20.4 3% 9 35.1 36
El Salvador 6.2 4.0 2% 7 29.9 34
Guatemala 20.5 11.8 9% 7 22.6 25
Guyana 2.4 1.6 <0.1% 9 38.1 39
Haiti 3.3 4.7 24% 6 23.1 20
Honduras 10.9 8.3 17% 7 25.0 23
Jamaica 8.0 0.8 <0.1% 10 42.8 44
Mexico 438.5 145.1 2% 9 32.1 31
Nicaragua 5.5 9.9 3% 7 18.6 20
Panama 12.5 5.4 <0.1% 10 43.5 36
Paraguay 8.3 29.1 2% 9 38.4 30
Peru 54.5 31.5 3% 10 40.2 36
Suriname 2.6 1.4 <0.1% 9 - 39
Trinidad and Tobago 37.9 1.3 <0.1% 11 45.5 41
United States 5,284.7 623.8 <0.1% 13 82.4 67
Uruguay 6.4 20.9 <0.1% 9 65.4 73

Americas
Totals/Averages:
7,411.0 1,682.0 N/A 9* 39.6* 41*


Notes:
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.
  • Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
    Rule of Law: 100 = High rule of law, 0 = low rule of law.
    Corruption Perceptions Index: 100 = Low levels of corruption, 0 = High levels of corruption.
  • Total Carbon and Methane data expressed in MTCo2e (Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent)
  • Data with an astrix (*) represents an average for all countries.



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