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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]

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List of countries by total wealthEdit

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

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 24,800   China 46,546   China 51,874   China 51,874 2018
3   United Kingdom 6,565   United Kingdom 10,949   China 24,735   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% 4.0% 3.9% 5.0% 4.7% 16.5% - 1.7% 1.6% 6.1% 36.2% 81.8%
2001 2.1% 4.4% 4.0% 5.0% 4.7% 14.2% 1.7% 1.8% 6.0% 37.5% 81.4%
2002 2.0% 5.1% 4.8% 5.6% 5.5% 14.1% 1.7% 2.0% 6.5% 33.8% 81.1%
2003 1.7% 2.2% 5.2% 5.3% 5.9% 5.8% 13.3% 2.3% 6.6% 32.1% 80.4%
2004 2.2% 5.0% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 12.0% 1.8% 2.4% 6.9% 32.0% 80.0%
2005 2.5% 5.0% 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 10.5% 2.0% 2.3% 6.4% 34.7% 79.4%
2006 2.1% 2.4% 5.1% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 9.7% 4.3% 6.5% 31.5% 78.2%
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% 2.3% 8.6% 6.2% 5.6% 5.8% 11.7% 4.6% 4.6% 26.1% 77.3%
2009 2.5% 2.7% 9.0% 6.0% 5.6% 5.7% 10.7% 4.3% 5.0% 25.3% 76.8%
2010 2.6% 2.9% 10.5% 5.7% 5.1% 4.9% 10.6% 3.7% 4.7% 25.7% 76.4%
2011 2.6% 2.8% 12.4% 5.4% 4.8% 4.5% 11.9% 3.5% 4.7% 24.6% 77.2%
2012 2.7% 3.0% 13.2% 5.1% 4.8% 4.4% 10.4% 3.1% 4.6% 25.4% 76.7%
2013 2.4% 2.8% 14.7% 5.0% 4.9% 4.3% 8.3% 2.8% 4.8% 27.3% 77.3%
2014 2.4% 2.8% 15.9% 4.4% 4.6% 3.4% 7.6% 2.3% 5.0% 29.1% 77.5%
2015 2.3% 2.5% 16.9% 4.2% 4.4% 3.1% 7.8% 2.2% 5.0% 30.3% 78.7%
2016 2.4% 2.7% 16.3% 4.1% 4.3% 3.2% 8.0% 2.2% 4.4% 31.1% 78.7%
2017 2.5% 2.7% 16.4% 4.3% 4.5% 3.3% 7.7% 2.3% 4.4% 30.3% 78.4%
2018 2.4% 2.6% 16.4% 4.4% 4.6% 3.3% 7.5% 2.3% 4.5% 31.0% 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)[6]
Rank Continent/region/country Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
World 317.1 100%
1 North 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. 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. ^ Claimed by People's Republic of China
  5. ^ officially Hong Kong is part of People's Republic of China
  6. ^ http://publications.credit-suisse.com/tasks/render/file/index.cfm?fileid=777FDF0E-E060-F608-52DAF97E062CC35B