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Countries by total wealth (billions USD), Credit Suisse 2018

National net wealth, also known as national net worth, is the total sum of the value of a nation's assets minus its liabilities. It refers to the total value of net wealth possessed by the citizens of a nation at a set point in time.[1] This figure is an important indicator of a nation's ability to take on debt and sustain spending and is influenced not only by real estate prices, equity market prices, exchange rates, liabilities and incidence in a country of the adult population, but also human resources, natural resources and capital and technological advancements, which may create new assets or render others worthless in the future. The most significant component by far among most developed nations is commonly reported as household net wealth or worth and reflects infrastructure investment. National wealth can fluctuate, as evidenced in the United States data following the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic recovery. During periods when equity markets experienced strong growth, the relative national and per capita wealth of the countries where people are more exposed on those markets, such as the United States and United Kingdom, tend to rise. On the other hand, when equity markets are depressed, the relative wealth the countries where people invest more in real estate or bonds, such as France and Italy, tend to rise instead.[2]

List of countries by total wealthEdit

List by Credit Suisse (2018)[3]
Rank Country/geographic region Total wealth
(billions USD)
Share of total
World 317,084 100%
Northern America 106,513 33.59%
Asia 105,946 33.41%
1   United States 98,154 30.96%
Europe 85,402 26.93%
2   China 51,874 16.36%
3   Japan 23,884 7.53%
4   Germany 14,499 4.57%
5   United Kingdom 14,209 4.48%
6   France 13,883 4.38%
7   Italy 10,569 3.33%
Oceania 8,615 2.72%
8   Canada 8,319 2.62%
Latin America 8,055 2.54%
9   Australia 7,577 2.39%
10   Spain 7,152 2.26%
11   South Korea 7,107 2.24%
12   India 5,972 1.88%
13   Taiwan 4,065 1.28%
14    Switzerland 3,611 1.14%
15   Netherlands 3,357 1.06%
16   Belgium 2,776 0.88%
Africa 2,553 0.81%
17   Brazil 2,464 0.78%
18   Russia 2,240 0.71%
19   Sweden 1,920 0.61%
20   Mexico 1,729 0.55%
21   Austria 1,637 0.52%
22   Hong Kong 1,523 0.48%
23   Indonesia 1,518 0.48%
24   Singapore 1,289 0.41%
25   Denmark 1,276 0.40%
26   Norway 1,181 0.37%
27   New Zealand 1,010 0.32%
28   Turkey 1,010 0.32%
29   Saudi Arabia 977 0.31%
30   Greece 975 0.31%
31   Poland 974 0.31%
32   Israel 941 0.30%
33   Portugal 916 0.29%
34   Chile 819 0.26%
35   Ireland 806 0.25%
36   South Africa 786 0.25%
37   Finland 697 0.22%
38   United Arab Emirates 684 0.22%
39   Colombia 616 0.19%
40   Malaysia 598 0.19%
41   Thailand 525 0.17%
42   Czech Republic 524 0.17%
43   Philippines 518 0.16%
44   Peru 467 0.15%
45   Pakistan 422 0.13%
46   Argentina 345 0.11%
47   Romania 317 0.10%
48   Vietnam 307 0.10%
49   Hungary 294 0.09%
50   Kuwait 278 0.09%
51   Iran 272 0.09%
52   Iraq 272 0.09%
53   Qatar 265 0.08%
54   Bangladesh 240 0.08%
55   Morocco 216 0.07%
56   Libya 252 0.08%
57   Algeria 241 0.08%
58   Egypt 212 0.07%
59   Luxembourg 188 0.06%
60   Slovakia 151 0.05%
61   Oman 144 0.05%
62   Lebanon 140 0.04%
63   Nigeria 139 0.04%
64   Iceland 138 0.04%
65   Bulgaria 138 0.04%
66   Slovenia 133 0.04%
67   Croatia 120 0.04%
68   Tunisia 120 0.04%
69   Ecuador 116 0.04%
70   Costa Rica 111 0.04%
71   Angola 102 0.03%
72   Uruguay 97 0.03%
73   Cyprus 91 0.03%
74   Sri Lanka 82 0.03%
75   Panama 77 0.02%
76   Serbia 73 0.02%
77   Jordan 72 0.02%
78   Kazakhstan 62 0.02%
79   El Salvador 61 0.02%
80   Estonia 60 0.02%
81   Honduras 58 0.02%
82   Kenya 57 0.02%
83   Lithuania 57 0.02%
84   Ukraine 55 0.02%
85   Latvia 53 0.02%
86   Myanmar 52 0.02%
87   Azerbaijan 52 0.02%
88   Georgia 49 0.02%
89   Malta 49 0.02%
90   Bolivia 48 0.02%
91   Bahrain 45 0.01%
92   Bosnia and Herzegovina 40 0.01%
93   Paraguay 38 0.01%
94   Albania 37 0.01%
95   Turkmenistan 37 0.01%
96     Nepal 35 0.01%
97   Mauritius 34 0.01%
98   Ivory Coast 34 0.01%
99   Cambodia 33 0.01%
100   Papua New Guinea 28 0.01%

Differences by countryEdit

In the following table are ranked the 30 countries by the largest national net wealth from 2000 to 2018 according to Credit Suisse S.A. (October 2018).

The 30 largest countries by net national wealth (in billions USD)
Rank Country 2000 Country 2005 Country 2010 Country 2015 Country 2018 Country Peak value Peak year
World 116,824 World 178,955 World 234,642 World 275,531 World 317,084 World 317,084 2018
1   United States 42,320   United States 59,921   United States 60,230   United States 83,586   United States 98,154   United States 98,154 2018
2   Japan 19,404   Japan 19,476   Japan 21,000   China 22,817   China 51,874   China 51,874 2018
3   United Kingdom 6,565   United Kingdom 10,949   China 16,500   Japan 21,555   Japan 23,884   Japan 29,718 2011
4   Germany 6,160   France 9,679   France 13,479   United Kingdom 13,871   Germany 14,499   United Kingdom 14,524 2007
5   Italy 5,522   Italy 9,457   Germany 11,892   Germany 11,990   United Kingdom 14,209   Germany 14,499 2018
6   France 4,704   Germany 9,073   Italy 11,504   France 11,575   France 13,883   France 14,281 2007
7   China 3,704   China 8,523   United Kingdom 10,965   Italy 8,655   Italy 10,569   Italy 12,820 2007
8   Canada 2,612   Spain 6,905   Spain 8,670   Canada 6,900   Canada 8,319   Spain 10,296 2007
9   Spain 2,497   Canada 4,357   Canada 6,717   Australia 6,418   Australia 7,577   Canada 8,319 2018
10   Taiwan 1,868   South Korea 3,512   Australia 6,097   Spain 6,167   Spain 7,152   Australia 7,656 2017
11   South Korea 1,715   Australia 3,480   South Korea 4,844   South Korea 6,125   South Korea 7,107   South Korea 7,107 2018
12   Netherlands 1,591   Netherlands 2,524   India 4,241   India 5,004   India 5,972   India 5,972 2018
13   Australia 1,500   Taiwan 2,322   Netherlands 3,311    Switzerland 3,401   Taiwan 4,065   Taiwan 4,065 2018
14    Switzerland 1,273   India 2,141   Brazil 3,198   Taiwan 3,365    Switzerland 3,611    Switzerland 3,725 2017
15   Belgium 1,087   Belgium 1,762   Taiwan 3,024   Netherlands 2,783   Netherlands 3,357   Brazil 3,481 2011
16   India 1,056    Switzerland 1,737    Switzerland 2,522   Belgium 2,269   Belgium 2,776   Netherlands 3,457 2009
17   Mexico 987   Mexico 1,445   Belgium 2,281   Brazil 2,151   Brazil 2,464   Russia 2,833 2013
18   Brazil 839   Brazil 1,224   Russia 2,193   Mexico 1,876   Russia 2,240   Belgium 2,776 2018
19   Greece 618   Russia 1,221   Mexico 1,585   Sweden 1,786   Sweden 1,920   Sweden 2,020 2017
20   Hong Kong 599   Turkey 1,078   Sweden 1,511   Russia 1,453   Mexico 1,729   Mexico 1,988 2009
21   Austria 587   Greece 1,020   Turkey 1,486   Indonesia 1,392   Austria 1,637   Turkey 1,675 2007
22   Argentina 585   Austria 1,007   Indonesia 1,459   Hong Kong 1,342   Hong Kong 1,523   Austria 1,637 2018
23   Sweden 522   Sweden 966   Austria 1,284   Austria 1,276   Indonesia 1,518   Indonesia 1,586 2012
24   Turkey 484   Denmark 799   Greece 1,248   Turkey 1,151   Singapore 1,289   Greece 1,584 2007
25   Denmark 451   Norway 761   Norway 1,067   Singapore 1,070   Denmark 1,276   Hong Kong 1,523 2018
26   Norway 382   Indonesia 715   Denmark 1,022   Denmark 1,048   Norway 1,181   Singapore 1,289 2018
27   Israel 355   Hong Kong 684   Poland 921   Norway 935   Turkey 1,010   Denmark 1,276 2018
28   Portugal 329   South Africa 589   Hong Kong 895   New Zealand 873   New Zealand 1,010   Norway 1,227 2013
29   Singapore 324   Portugal 584   Singapore 871   Saudi Arabia 857   Saudi Arabia 977   Poland 1,054 2013
30   Russia 316   New Zealand 512   South Africa 812   Poland 847   Greece 975   New Zealand 1,037 2017

The following table indicates the share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years. The share of global wealth of a country that is 5% or greater at a given year is emboldened.

Share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years (%)
Year   Australia   Canada   China   France   Germany   Italy   Japan   South Korea   Spain   Taiwan   United Kingdom   United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2000 2.1% 3.6% 3.9% 5.0% 4.7% 16.5% - 1.7% 1.6% 6.1% 36.2% 81.8%
2001 2.1% 4% 4.0% 5.0% 4.7% 14.2% 1.7% 1.8% 6.0% 37.5% 81.4%
2002 2.0% 4.3% 4.8% 5.6% 5.5% 14.1% 1.7% 2.0% 6.5% 33.8% 81.1%
2003 1.7% 2.2% 4.4% 5.3% 5.9% 5.8% 13.3% 2.3% 6.6% 32.1% 80.4%
2004 2.2% 4.6% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 12.0% 1.8% 2.4% 6.9% 32.0% 80.0%
2005 2.5% 4.3% 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 10.5% 2.0% 2.3% 6.4% 34.7% 79.4%
2006 2.1% 2.4% 4.5% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 9.7% 4.3% 6.5% 31.5% 78.2%
2007 2.3% 2.7% 4.7% 6.3% 5.4% 5.6% 8.8% 4.5% 6.4% 28.0% 76.1%
2008 1.8% 2.3% 5% 6.2% 5.6% 5.8% 11.7% 4.6% 4.6% 26.1% 77.3%
2009 2.5% 2.7% 5.5% 6.0% 5.6% 5.7% 10.7% 4.3% 5.0% 25.3% 76.8%
2010 2.6% 2.9% 6% 5.7% 5.1% 4.9% 10.6% 3.7% 4.7% 25.7% 76.4%
2011 2.6% 2.8% 6.5% 5.4% 4.8% 4.5% 11.9% 3.5% 4.7% 24.6% 77.2%
2012 2.7% 3.0% 7% 5.1% 4.8% 4.4% 10.4% 3.1% 4.6% 25.4% 76.7%
2013 2.4% 2.8% 7.5% 5.0% 4.9% 4.3% 8.3% 2.8% 4.8% 27.3% 77.3%
2014 2.4% 2.8% 8% 4.4% 4.6% 3.4% 7.6% 2.3% 5.0% 29.1% 77.5%
2015 2.3% 2.5% 9% 4.2% 4.4% 3.1% 7.8% 2.2% 5.0% 30.3% 78.7%
2016 2.4% 2.7% 8% 4.1% 4.3% 3.2% 8.0% 2.2% 4.4% 31.1% 78.7%
2017 2.5% 2.7% 10% 4.3% 4.5% 3.3% 7.7% 2.3% 4.4% 30.3% 78.4%
2018 2.3% 2.6% 16.3% 4.3% 4.5% 3.3% 7.5% 2.2% 2.2% 1.2% 4.4% 30.9% 79.0%

List of continents, Asia-Pacific, China and India by total wealthEdit

 
Worlds regions by total wealth(in trillions USD), 2018
List by Credit Suisse (2018)[4]
Rank Continent/region/country Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
World 317.1 100%
1 Northern America 106.5 33.6%
2 Europe 85.4 26.9%
3 Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 56.7 17.9%
4 China 51.9 16.4%
5 Latin America 8.1 2.5%
6 India 6.0 1.9%
7 Africa 2.6 0.8%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)". stat.gov.tw. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ Anthony Shorrocks; Jim Davies; Rodrigo Lluberas (November 2017). "Global Wealth Report". Credit Suisse. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) Report. Databook. Downloadable data sheets. See Table 2.4 (page 102) of databook for wealth estimates by country. See page 104 for total wealth of continents.
  3. ^ Global Wealth Databook 2018
  4. ^ http://publications.credit-suisse.com/tasks/render/file/index.cfm?fileid=777FDF0E-E060-F608-52DAF97E062CC35B