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The Top 20 Economies in the World

  • Predictions that China would surpass the United States to become the world's top economy by 2020 appear to have been exaggerated. In fact, the U.S. finished 2019 on top with an estimated $21.5 trillion nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and is expected to grow to $22.3 in 2020.



    • China's economy did not overtake that of the U.S. by 2020, as had been projected by many.
    • Nevertheless, its economy continues to grow faster than that of the U.S.
    • India's economy is the fastest-growing of the world's top 10.

    An analysis by FocusEconomics places China in a fairly distant second place at about $14.2 trillion in 2020 and an estimated $15.7 trillion in 2020.