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The following table contains a partial list of countries, the continents on which they are...

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The following table contains a partial list of countries, the continents on which they are located, and their respective gross domestic products (GDP) in U.S. dollars.

Country Continent GDP (in million dollars)
Afghanistan Asia 18181
Albania Europe 12847
Algeria Africa 190709
Angola Africa 100948
Argentina S. America 447644
Australia Oceania 1488221
Austria Europe 419243
Azerbaijan Europe 62321
Bahrain Asia 26108
Bangladesh Asia 113032
Belarus Europe 55438
Belgium Europe 513396
Bolivia S. America 24604
Boznia and Herzegovina Europe 17965
Botswana Africa 17570

A list of 125 countries and their GDPs is contained in the file GDPlist.

a. Sort the countries in GDPlist from largest to smallest GDP. What are the top ten countries according to GDP?

b. Filter the countries to display only the countries located in Africa. What are the top five countries located in Africa according to GDP?

c. What are the top five countries by GDP that are located in Europe?

GDP

GDP stands for the Gross Domestic Product. Gross Domestic Product is a means by which to measure the monetary value of all the goods and services in an economy over a specific time period, usually a year. GDP per capita is a decent approximation by which to compare the standard of living across nations.

Answer and Explanation:

Using the GDP list at https://countryeconomy.com/gdp,

a. The top ten countries according to GDP are:

Country Year GDP (millions of USD)
United States 2019 21,427,100
China 2018 13,368,073
Japan 2018 4,971,767
Germany 2019 3,846,591
United Kingdom 2019 2,824,850
India 2018 2,718,732
France 2019 2,708,067
Italy 2019 2,001,290
Brazil 2018 1,867,818
South Korea 2018 1,720,489

b. The top five countries located in Africa according to GDP are:

Country Year GDP (millions of USD)
Nigeria 2018 398,186
Egypt 2018 249,559
Algeria 2018 173,757
Morocco 2018 118,534
Angola 2018 105,902

c. The top five countries by GDP that are located in Europe are:

Country Year GDP (millions of USD)
Germany 2019 3,846,591
United Kingdom 2019 2,824,850
France 2019 2,708,067
Italy 2019 2,001,290
Russia 2018 1,657,290
Spain 2019 1,393,505

Note: six countries are listed, as Russia is located in Europe and Asia, so Spain was included.


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