Table 1
World's Leading Economies by Gross Domestic Product: 1995, 2000, and 2008

Table 1
World's Leading Economies by Gross Domestic Product: 1995, 2000, and 2008

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(Ranked by 2008 GDP)

Rank in 1995 Rank in 2000 Rank in 2008 Country Billions of current U.S. $ Share of global GDP (percent)
1995 2000 2008 1995 2000 2008
      World 29,633 31,972 60,863 100.0 100.0 100.0
1 1 1 United States 7,398 9,817 14,265 25.0 30.7 23.4
2 2 2 Japan 5,278 4,669 4,924 17.8 14.6 8.1
8 6 3 China 728 1,198 4,402 2.5 3.7 7.2
3 3 4 Germany 2,525 1,906 3,668 8.5 6.0 6.0
4 5 5 France 1,572 1,333 2,866 5.3 4.2 4.7
5 4 6 United Kingdom 1,157 1,481 2,674 3.9 4.6 4.4
6 7 7 Italy 1,127 1,101 2,314 3.8 3.4 3.8
17 19 8 Russia 313 260 1,677 1.1 0.8 2.8
9 11 9 Spain 597 582 1,612 2.0 1.8 2.6
7 9 10 Brazil 770 644 1,573 2.6 2.0 2.6
10 8 11 Canada 591 725 1,511 2.0 2.3 2.5
14 13 12 India 354 462 1,210 1.2 1.4 2.0
16 10 13 Mexico 314 629 1,088 1.1 2.0 1.8
13 14 14 Australia 371 390 1,011 1.3 1.2 1.7
11 12 15 South Korea 539 534 947 1.8 1.7 1.6
12 15 16 The Netherlands 419 386 869 1.4 1.2 1.4
23 18 17 Turkey 228 266 729 0.8 0.8 1.2
31 25 18 Poland 139 171 526 0.5 0.5 0.9
24 28 19 Indonesia 223 166 512 0.8 0.5 0.8
18 22 20 Belgium 276 233 506 0.9 0.7 0.8
15 20 21 Switzerland 316 250 493 1.1 0.8 0.8
21 21 22 Sweden 254 246 485 0.9 0.8 0.8
30 24 23 Saudi Arabia 142 189 482 0.5 0.6 0.8
28 27 24 Norway 149 169 456 0.5 0.5 0.7
22 23 25 Austria 239 192 415 0.8 0.6 0.7

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, April 2009, available at www.imf.org as of Sept. 14, 2009.

  • In 2008, the United States remained the worlds leading economy, a position that directly reflects the level and composition of U.S. international freight transportation compared to that of the other large economies. China ranked third, a position that indicates its trade activity with the United States and freight shipments between the two countries.