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Asia-Pacific

23 COUNTRIES MAKE UP THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

World Economics has combined 23 principal countries to represent the Asia-Pacific region. Overall these countries accounted for 44% of Global GDP and 64% of global GDP growth in the past 10 years (2011-2021).

The Asia-Pacific region is home to over 4.2 billion people with an average life expectancy of 72 years and a current median age of 31 against a global average of 31.



Economics




Asia-Pacific
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
%







Afghanistan 158.4 3.3% 0.1% 0.1% 3,977 3.9%
Australia 1,439.6 2.5% 0.9% 0.7% 55,823 54.4%
Bangladesh 1,160.3 6.4% 0.7% 1.2% 6,977 30.1%
Cambodia 123.4 5.6% 0.1% 0.1% 7,284 22.5%
China 30,290.0 6.7% 18.4% 33.4% 20,973 60.2%
Hong Kong 508.1 1.7% 0.3% 0.2% 67,269 1.9%
India 15,518.2 5.4% 9.4% 14.7% 11,137 51.8%
Indonesia 4,519.4 4.3% 2.7% 3.6% 16,353 30.8%
Japan 5,640.0 0.7% 3.4% 0.9% 44,744 240.0%
Korea, Rep. 2,800.7 2.6% 1.7% 1.5% 54,589 40.6%
Laos 81.6 5.9% 0.0% 0.1% 11,062 67.7%
Malaysia 1,253.3 3.8% 0.8% 0.9% 38,237 48.6%
Mongolia 51.3 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15,404 72.0%
Nepal 187.2 5.6% 0.1% 0.2% 6,307 28.7%
New Zealand 252.8 3.4% 0.2% 0.2% 52,008 44.6%
Pakistan 1,522.9 4.0% 0.9% 1.1% 6,762 51.7%
Papua New Guinea 54.2 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 5,947 33.6%
Philippines 1,275.6 4.8% 0.8% 1.1% 11,487 41.5%
Singapore 630.8 3.1% 0.4% 0.4% 106,969 120.3%
Sri Lanka 420.0 3.6% 0.3% 0.3% 19,539 72.6%
Taiwan 1,699.5 3.3% 1.0% 1.1% 71,244 20.7%
Thailand 1,791.9 2.3% 1.1% 0.8% 25,617 39.7%
Vietnam 1,121.7 5.6% 0.7% 1.1% 11,426 29.3%

Asia-Pacific
Totals / Averages:
72,500.8 N/A 44.0% 63.7% 29,180* 52.5%*


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Notes:
  • GDP data includes estimates for the Informal Economy, and updated Base Years, to improve the often imperfect quality of Asia-Pacific 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






Afghanistan D 39.8 65 18.4 57.8 19.9
Australia A 25.8 83 37.9 100.0 44.9
Bangladesh D 166.3 73 27.6 60.0 53.0
Cambodia C 16.9 70 25.6 60.0 44.3
China A 1,444.2 77 38.4 80.0 57.8
Hong Kong A 7.6 85 44.8 100.0 55.3
India C 1,393.4 70 28.4 76.7 51.3
Indonesia B 276.4 72 29.7 85.6 52.5
Japan A 126.1 85 48.4 100.0 31.0
Korea, Rep. A 51.3 83 43.7 100.0 60.5
Laos C 7.4 68 24.4 62.2 43.2
Malaysia A 32.8 76 30.3 76.7 55.8
Mongolia A 3.3 70 28.2 92.2 45.2
Nepal D 29.7 71 24.6 72.2 47.0
New Zealand A 4.9 82 38.0 100.0 44.2
Pakistan D 225.2 67 22.8 72.2 35.6
Papua New Guinea D 9.1 65 22.4 52.2 36.8
Philippines A 111.0 71 25.7 82.2 44.8
Singapore B 5.9 84 42.2 100.0 65.5
Sri Lanka B 21.5 77 34.0 80.0 46.3
Taiwan D 23.9 - -
Thailand B 70.0 77 40.1 83.3 58.1
Vietnam A 98.2 75 32.5 74.4 54.9

Asia-Pacific
Totals / Averages:
N/A 4,190.5 72* 30.8* 76.9* 45.6*


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






Afghanistan 10.7 81.5 <0.1% 4 4.0 16
Australia 411.0 139.9 <0.1% 13 89.4 73
Bangladesh 102.2 83.8 15% 6 34.5 26
Cambodia 16.0 21.6 <0.1% 5 25.3 23
China 10,174.7 1,239.0 1% 8 47.2 45
Hong Kong 41.5 - <0.1% 12 87.9 76
India 2,615.8 669.3 21% 7 48.2 40
Indonesia 617.5 335.1 5% 8 40.3 38
Japan 1,106.7 21.1 <0.1% 13 86.3 73
Korea, Rep. 611.3 25.5 <0.1% 12 77.9 62
Laos 32.8 7.9 23% 5 27.7 30
Malaysia 250.1 48.0 <0.1% 10 64.9 48
Mongolia 65.5 17.9 1% 10 42.1 35
Nepal 13.9 31.0 15% 5 36.5 33
New Zealand 36.5 32.5 <0.1% 13 95.2 88
Pakistan 248.8 151.0 4% 5 31.6 28
Papua New Guinea 7.1 11.4 38% 5 30.9 31
Philippines 144.3 67.7 6% 9 35.0 33
Singapore 38.9 4.2 <0.1% 12 95.1 85
Sri Lanka 24.8 10.0 1% 11 47.5 37
Taiwan 262.6 - <0.1% - 80.0 68
Thailand 288.3 84.7 0% 8 51.6 35
Vietnam 247.7 88.0 2% 8 45.3 39

Asia-Pacific
Totals/Averages:
17,368.9 3,171.1 N/A 8* 53.2* 46*


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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