Here are some interesting economic statistics. Of the world’s 100 largest economic entities, 51 are corporations and 49 are countries.



Complete list below.

The rankings are in terms of GDP / sales. The top-ranked corporation on the list is General Motors at #23. IBM is listed at #53 ahead of such countries as Ireland, Pakistan, New Zealand, etc. I was a bit surprised not to see Microsoft on the list but their global influence exceeds their annual sales. In the year these statistics were collected (2000), Microsoft’s sales were about half those of the 100th entry on the list.



Rank Country / Corporation GDP / sales ($mil)


1 United States 8,708,870.00

2 Japan 4,395,083.00

3 Germany 2,081,202.00

4 France 1,410,262.00

5 United Kingdom 1,373,612.00

6 Italy 1,149,958.00

7 China 1,149,814.00

8 Brazil 760,345.00

9 Canada 612,049.00

10 Spain 562,245.00

11 Mexico 474,951.00

12 India 459,765.00

13 Korea, Rep. 406,940.00

14 Australia 389,691.00

15 Netherlands 384,766.00

16 Russian Federation 375,345.00

17 Argentina 281,942.00

18 Switzerland 260,299.00

19 Belgium 245,706.00

20 Sweden 226,388.00

21 Austria 208,949.00

22 Turkey 188,374.00

23 General Motors 176,558.00

24 Denmark 174,363.00

25 Wal-Mart 166,809.00

26 Exxon Mobil 163,881.00

27 Ford Motor 162,558.00

28 DaimlerChrysler 159,985.70

29 Poland 154,146.00

30 Norway 145,449.00

31 Indonesia 140,964.00

32 South Africa 131,127.00

33 Saudi Arabia 128,892.00

34 Finland 126,130.00

35 Greece 123,934.00

36 Thailand 123,887.00

37 Mitsui 118,555.20

38 Mitsubishi 117,765.60

39 Toyota Motor 115,670.90

40 General Electric 111,630.00

41 Itochu 109,068.90

42 Portugal 107,716.00

43 Royal Dutch/Shell 105,366.00

44 Venezuela 103,918.00

45 Iran, Islamic rep. 101,073.00

46 Israel 99,068.00

47 Sumitomo 95,701.60

48 Nippon Tel & Tel 93,591.70

49 Egypt, Arab Republic 92,413.00

50 Marubeni 91,807.40

51 Colombia 88,596.00

52 AXA 87,645.70

53 IBM 87,548.00

54 Singapore 84,945.00

55 Ireland 84,861.00

56 BP Amoco 83,556.00

57 Citigroup 82,005.00

58 Volkswagen 80,072.70

59 Nippon Life Insurance 78,515.10

60 Philippines 75,350.00

61 Siemens 75,337.00

62 Malaysia 74,634.00

63 Allianz 74,178.20

64 Hitachi 71,858.50

65 Chile 71,092.00

66 Matsushita Electric Ind. 65,555.60

67 Nissho Iwai 65,393.20

68 ING Group 62,492.40

69 AT&T 62,391.00

70 Philip Morris 61,751.00

71 Sony 60,052.70

72 Pakistan 59,880.00

73 Deutsche Bank 58,585.10

74 Boeing 57,993.00

75 Peru 57,318.00

76 Czech Republic 56,379.00

77 Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Ins. 55,104.70

78 Honda Motor 54,773.50

79 Assicurazioni Generali 53,723.20

80 Nissan Motor 53,679.90

81 New Zealand 53,622.00

82 E.On 52,227.70

83 Toshiba 51,634.90

84 Bank of America 51,392.00

85 Fiat 51,331.70

86 Nestle 49,694.10

87 SBC Communications 49,489.00

88 Credit Suisse 49,362.00

89 Hungary 48,355.00

90 Hewlett-Packard 48,253.00

91 Fujitsu 47,195.90

92 Algeria 47,015.00

93 Metro 46,663.60

94 Sumitomo Life Insur. 46,445.10

95 Bangladesh 45,779.00

96 Tokyo Electric Power 45,727.70

97 Kroger 45,351.60

98 Total Fina Elf 44,990.30

99 NEC 44,828.00

100 State Farm Insurance 44,637.20




Sources: Sales: Fortune, July 31, 2000. GDP: World Bank, World Development Report 2000.

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