Top 10 world economy ranking - 2009

The United States and Japan have been the first and second largest economies in the world since the early 1970s. Although the top 2 economies in the world ranking have not changed, there has been some movement in the ranks below one and two in recent years.

Biggest changes in 2009

According to the most recent data from the World Bank, one of the biggest changes in 2009 is Russia moving out of the list of the top 10 biggest economies, after being on the list for one year in 2008.

The country it displaced from the top 10 in 2008, Canada, makes it back to the list. Canada had previously been in the top 10 world ranking from 1960, the year till which World Bank data is available.

Prior to Russia, Brazil entered the top 10 world ranking in 2005, displacing Mexico from the list.

With Russia out, Spain and Brazil move up a notch to 8th and 9th in the world economic ranking

Top 10 largest world economies

Gross domestic product in $ trillion
World Rank Country GDP
1 United States 14.19
2 Japan 5.07
3 China 4.98
4 Germany 3.33
5 France 2.65
6 United Kingdom 2.17
7 Italy 2.11
8 Brazil 1.57
9 Spain 1.46
10 Canada 1.33
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