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Countries by total wealth (trillions USD)

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/ geographic regions by total wealthEdit

Top 12 Countries by Total Wealth, 2019

  United States (29.4%)
  China (17.7%)
  Japan (6.9%)
  Germany (4.1%)
  United Kingdom (4.1%)
  France (3.8%)
  India (3.5%)
  Italy (3.1%)
  Canada (2.4%)
  Spain (2.2%)
  South Korea (2.2%)
  Australia (2.0%)
  Rest (18.9%)
List by Credit Suisse (2019)[3][4][5]
Rank Country/geographic region Total wealth
(billions USD)
Share of total
World 360,603 100%
Northern America 114,607 31.8%
1   United States 105,990 29.4%
Europe 90,752 25.2%
Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 64,778 18.0%
2   China 63,827 17.7%
3   Japan 24,992 6.9%
4   Germany 14,660 4.1%
5   United Kingdom 14,630 4.0%
6   France 13,729 3.8%
7   India 12,614 3.5%
8   Italy 11,358 3.1%
Latin America 9,906 2.7%
9   Canada 8,573 2.4%
10   Spain 7,772 2.2%
11   South Korea 7,302 2.0%
12   Australia 7,202 2.0%
Africa 4,119 1.1%
13   Taiwan 4,062 1.1%
14    Switzerland 3,877 1.1%
15   Netherlands 3,719 1.0%
16   Brazil 3,535 1.0%
17   Hong Kong 3,066 0.9%
18   Russia 3,052 0.8%
19   Mexico 2,701 0.7%
20   Belgium 2,194 0.6%
21   Sweden 2,049 0.6%
22   Austria 1,950 0.5%
23   Indonesia 1,823 0.5%
24   Poland 1,771 0.5%
25   Saudi Arabia 1,556 0.4%
26   Singapore 1,381 0.4%
27   Turkey 1,355 0.4%
28   Denmark 1,271 0.4%
29   Thailand 1,160 0.3%
30   Portugal 1,098 0.3%
31   Norway 1,096 0.3%
32   Israel 1,081 0.3%
33   New Zealand 1,072 0.3%
34   Ireland 951 0.3%
35   United Arab Emirates 922 0.3%
36   Egypt 898 0.2%
37   Greece 867 0.2%
38   Vietnam 797 0.2%
39   Finland 795 0.2%
40   Iran 775 0.2%
41   South Africa 770 0.2%
42   Philippines 764 0.2%
43   Chile 759 0.2%
44   Bangladesh 697 0.2%
45   Malaysia 682 0.2%
46   Romania 668 0.2%
47   Colombia 562 0.2%
48   Czech Republic 550 0.2%
49   Pakistan 465 0.1%
50   Nigeria 443 0.1%
51   Kuwait 405 0.1%
52   Peru 377 0.1%
53   Hungary 346 0.1%
54   Qatar 328 0.1%
55   Iraq 327 0.1%
56   Kazakhstan 320 0.1%
57   Argentina 311 0.1%
58   Ukraine 308 0.1%
59   Morocco 305 0.1%
60   Sri Lanka 297 0.1%
61   Slovakia 287 0.1%
62   Algeria 252 0.1%
63   Kenya 249 0.1%
64   Bulgaria 243 0.1%
65   Lebanon 232 0.1%
66   Croatia 209 0.1%
67   Ecuador 205 0.1%
67   Slovenia 205 0.1%
69   Serbia 170 0.0%
70   Luxembourg 165 0.0%
71   Ethiopia 163 0.0%
72   Oman 156 0.0%
73   Jordan 146 0.0%
74   Belarus 123 0.0%
75   El Salvador 122 0.0%
76   Costa Rica 119 0.0%
77   Myanmar 116 0.0%
78   Lithuania 115 0.0%
79   Tunisia 112 0.0%
80   Panama 108 0.0%
81   Cyprus 107 0.0%
82   Bahrain 106 0.0%
83   Iceland 95 0.0%
84   Latvia 93 0.0%
85   Azerbaijan 83 0.0%
86   Tanzania 82 0.0%
87   Estonia 81 0.0%
87   Libya 81 0.0%
89   Bolivia 78 0.0%
89   Bosnia and Herzegovina 78 0.0%
91   Uruguay 76 0.0%
92   Yemen 72 0.0%
93   Albania 70 0.0%
94     Nepal 68 0.0%
95   Ghana 66 0.0%
96   Turkmenistan 57 0.0%
97   Cambodia 53 0.0%
98   Paraguay 51 0.0%
99   Malta 50 0.0%
100   Angola 49 0.0%
101   Mauritius 48 0.0%
102   Armenia 42 0.0%
102   Jamaica 42 0.0%
104   Moldova 41 0.0%
104   Trinidad and Tobago 41 0.0%
106   Democratic Republic of the Congo 40 0.0%
107   Zimbabwe 39 0.0%
108   Georgia 37 0.0%
108   Nicaragua 37 0.0%
110   Cameroon 33 0.0%
110   Senegal 33 0.0%
110   Papua New Guinea 30 0.0%
110   Uganda 30 0.0%
114   Laos 27 0.0%
115   Montenegro 26 0.0%
116   Afghanistan 25 0.0%
117   Namibia 24 0.0%
118   Bahamas 22 0.0%
118   Rwanda 22 0.0%
120   Botswana 21 0.0%
120   Kyrgyzstan 21 0.0%
120   Madagascar 21 0.0%
120   Syria 21 0.0%
124   Zambia 20 0.0%
125   Tajikistan 18 0.0%
126   Gabon 17 0.0%
127   Mali 16 0.0%
128   Barbados 14 0.0%
128   Brunei 14 0.0%
128   Guinea 14 0.0%
131   Burkina Faso 13 0.0%
131   Equatorial Guinea 13 0.0%
133   Benin 12 0.0%
133   Malawi 12 0.0%
133   Mongolia 12 0.0%
133   Mozambique 12 0.0%
137   Sudan 11 0.0%
138   Eritrea 10 0.0%
138   Niger 10 0.0%
140   Fiji 9 0.0%
141   Chad 8 0.0%
142   Republic of the Congo 7 0.0%
142   Maldives 7 0.0%
144   Mauritania 6 0.0%
145   Aruba 5 0.0%
145   Guyana 5 0.0%
145   Haiti 5 0.0%
145   Liberia 5 0.0%
145   St. Lucia 5 0.0%
145   Togo 5 0.0%
151   Samoa 4 0.0%
151   Seychelles 4 0.0%
151   Solomon Islands 4 0.0%
154   Burundi 3 0.0%
154   Grenada 3 0.0%
154   Sierra Leone 3 0.0%
154   Timor-Leste 3 0.0%
154   Tonga 3 0.0%
159   Antigua and Barbuda 2 0.0%
159   Belize 2 0.0%
159   Central African Republic 2 0.0%
159   Comoros 2 0.0%
159   Djibouti 2 0.0%
159   Dominica 2 0.0%
159   Gambia 2 0.0%
159   Guinea-Bissau 2 0.0%
159   Lesotho 2 0.0%
159   St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2 0.0%
159   Suriname 2 0.0%
159   Vanuatu 2 0.0%
171   Sao Tome and Principe 0 0.0%

Differences by countryEdit

In the following table are ranked the 30 countries by the largest national net wealth from 2000 to 2019 according to Credit Suisse S.A. (October 2019).[3]

The 30 largest countries by net national wealth (in billions USD)
Rank Country 2000 Country 2005 Country 2010 Country 2015 Country 2019 Country Peak value Peak year
World 116,907 World 178,652 World 238,958 World 289,934 World 360,603 World 360,603 2019
1   United States 42,320   United States 59,921   United States 60,230   United States 83,586   United States 105,990   United States 105,990 2019
2   Japan 19,404   Japan 19,476   Japan 24,800   China 46,546   China 63,827   China 63,898 2017
3   United Kingdom 6,565   United Kingdom 10,949   China 24,735   Japan 21,555   Japan 24,992   Japan 29,718 2011
4   Germany 6,160   France 9,679   France 13,479   United Kingdom 13,871   Germany 14,660   Germany 14,660 2019
5   Italy 5,522   Italy 9,457   Germany 11,892   Germany 11,990   United Kingdom 14,341   United Kingdom 14,524 2007
6   France 4,704   Germany 9,073   Italy 11,504   France 11,575   France 13,729   France 14,281 2007
7   China 3,704   China 8,523   United Kingdom 10,965   Italy 10,489   India 12,614   Italy 12,820 2007
8   Canada 2,612   Spain 6,905   Spain 8,670   India 8,719   Italy 11,358   India 12,614 2019
9   Spain 2,497   Canada 4,357   Canada 6,717   Canada 6,900   Canada 8,573   Spain 10,296 2007
10   Taiwan 1,786   South Korea 3,512   Australia 6,097   Australia 6,418   Spain 7,772   Canada 8,728 2017
11   South Korea 1,715   Australia 3,480   India 5,900   Spain 6,167   South Korea 7,302   Australia 8,019 2017
12   Netherlands 1,591   Netherlands 2,524   South Korea 4,843   South Korea 6,125   Australia 7,202   South Korea 7,531 2017
13   Australia 1,500   India 2,380   Netherlands 3,311    Switzerland 3,401   Taiwan 4,062   Taiwan 4,149 2017
14    Switzerland 1,273   Taiwan 2,287   Brazil 3,169   Taiwan 3,340    Switzerland 3,877    Switzerland 3,877 2019
15   India 1,230    Switzerland 1,737   Taiwan 3,024   Netherlands 2,999   Netherlands 3,719   Brazil 3,795 2017
16   Mexico 1,219   Belgium 1,488    Switzerland 2,522   Brazil 2,750   Brazil 3,535   Netherlands 3,719 2019
17   Belgium 931   Mexico 1,445   Belgium 1,953   Mexico 2,387   Hong Kong 3,066   Russia 3,196 2013
18   Hong Kong 840   Austria 1,188   Russia 1,745   Hong Kong 2,285   Russia 3,052   Hong Kong 3,066 2019
19   Brazil 736   Brazil 1,127   Turkey 1,711   Belgium 1,943   Mexico 2,701   Mexico 2,701 2019
20   Austria 669   Greece 1,020   Austria 1,615   Russia 1,786   Belgium 2,194   Belgium 2,309 2017
21   Greece 618   Turkey 1,017   Mexico 1,585   Sweden 1,786   Sweden 2,049   Sweden 2,140 2017
22   Sweden 522   Sweden 966   Sweden 1,511   Turkey 1,755   Austria 1,950   Austria 1,950 2019
23   Israel 465   Hong Kong 920   Hong Kong 1,424   Austria 1,576   Indonesia 1,823   Turkey 1,946 2013
24   Denmark 451   Poland 894   Poland 1,388   Poland 1,385   Poland 1,771   Indonesia 1,823 2019
25   Poland 450   Russia 876   Greece 1,248   Indonesia 1,328   Saudi Arabia 1,556   Poland 1,814 2017
26   Turkey 442   Denmark 799   Indonesia 1,120   Saudi Arabia 1,179   Singapore 1,381   Greece 1,584 2007
27   Portugal 419   Portugal 762   Denmark 1,022   Singapore 1,070   Turkey 1,355   Saudi Arabia 1,556 2019
28   Indonesia 367   United Arab Emirates 742   Norway 974   Denmark 1,048   Denmark 1,271   Singapore 1,381 2019
29   Norway 350   Norway 684   Portugal 955   Egypt 1,042   Thailand 1,160   Denmark 1,280 2017
30   Singapore 324   Ireland
  South Africa
589   Singapore 871   Portugal 904   Portugal 1,098   Thailand 1,160 2019

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 (%)
2000-09
Year   Australia   Canada   China   France   Germany   Italy   Japan   South Korea   Spain   Taiwan   United Kingdom   United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2000 2.2% 3.2% 4.0% 5.3% 4.7% 16.6% 2.1% 1.5% 5.6% 36.2% 81.4%
2001 2.2% 3.6% 4.1% 5.3% 4.7% 14.4% 2.4% 1.6% 5.8% 37.6% 81.7%
2002 2.0% 3.8% 4.7% 5.7% 5.4% 14.2% 1.7% 3.0% 6.3% 33.6% 80.4%
2003 2.0% 2.3% 3.8% 5.4% 6.0% 5.8% 13.3% 3.6% 6.4% 31.8% 80.4%
2004 2.0% 2.2% 4.0% 5.7% 5.9% 5.9% 11.8% 4.0% 6.7% 31.6% 79.8%
2005 2.4% 4.8% 5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 10.9% 2.0% 3.9% 6.1% 33.5% 79.4%
2006 2.1% 2.4% 5.1% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 9.7% 4.3% 6.5% 31.4% 78.1%
2007 2.3% 2.7% 6.1% 6.3% 5.4% 5.6% 8.8% 4.5% 6.4% 28.0% 76.1%
2008 1.8% 2.2% 8.5% 6.2% 5.5% 5.7% 11.5% 4.5% 4.5% 25.8% 76.2%
2009 2.5% 2.6% 8.8% 5.9% 5.5% 5.5% 10.5% 4.2% 4.9% 24.9% 75.3%


2010-19
Year   Australia   Canada   China   France   Germany   India   Italy   Japan   Spain   United Kingdom   United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2010 2.6% 2.8% 10.4% 5.6% 5.0% 4.8% 10.4% 3.6% 4.6% 25.2% 75.0%
2011 2.5% 2.8% 12.2% 5.3% 4.7% 4.4% 11.7% 3.5% 4.6% 24.2% 75.9%
2012 2.6% 2.9% 12.9% 5.0% 4.7% 4.3% 10.1% 3.0% 4.5% 24.8% 74.8%
2013 2.7% 14.3% 4.8% 4.8% 2.3% 4.2% 8.0% 2.7% 4.7% 26.4% 74.9%
2014 2.3% 2.7% 15.3% 4.3% 4.4% 2.6% 4.0% 7.3% 4.9% 28.0% 75.8%
2015 2.2% 2.4% 16.1% 4.0% 4.1% 3.0% 3.6% 7.4% 4.8% 28.8% 76.4%
2016 2.3% 2.5% 17.8% 3.8% 4.0% 3.1% 3.3% 7.3% 4.1% 28.9% 77.1%
2017 2.3% 2.5% 18.2% 4.0% 4.1% 3.5% 3.3% 6.8% 4.1% 27.4% 76.2%
2018 2.2% 2.4% 17.6% 3.9% 4.1% 3.4% 3.2% 6.8% 4.1% 29.1% 76.8%
2019 2.4% 17.7% 3.8% 4.1% 3.5% 3.1% 6.9% 2.2% 4.0% 29.4% 77.1%

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

Worlds regions by share of total world's wealth, 2019

  Northern America (31.8%)
  Europe (25.2%)
  Asia-Pacific (18%)
  China (17.7%)
  India (3.5%)
  Latin America (2.7%)
  Africa (1.1%)
List by Credit Suisse (2019)[5]
Rank Continent/region/country Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
- World 360.6 100%
1 Northern America 114.6 31.8%
2 Europe 90.8 25.2%
3 Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 64.8 18%
4 China 63.8 17.7%
5 India 12.6 3.5%
6 Latin America 9.9 2.7%
7 Africa 4.1 1.1%

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. ^ a b "Global wealth report". www.credit-suisse.com. Credit Suisse. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Global wealth report 2019" (PDF). Credit Suisse. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Global wealth databook 2019" (PDF). Credit Suisse.