Top 30 Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

By Nov 13, 2012, 5:44 PM Author's Blog  

Here are the fastest and slowest growing economies in the world ranked by 2012 GDP growth.  The growth estimates and 2013 forecasts are from the October IMF World Economic Outlook database.

Note, the law of small numbers in the growth economies.  Excluding China, for example,  the 2012 GDP of other top 29 fastest growing countries have an average size of $34 billion.  For perspective,  Apple’s (AAPL) net income in fiscal 2012 was $41.7 billion or 22 percent higher.  Similar to stocks,  the growth is, generally, in the  “small cap” countries.

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SPY205.01  chart-1.15  chart -0.56%
GOOG695.70  chart+3.34  chart +0.48%
AAPL94.19  chart-0.99  chart -1.04%
TSLA222.56  chart-9.76  chart -4.20%
TWTR14.84  chart+0.83  chart +5.92%
BBRY6.76  chart-0.10  chart -1.46%
NFLX90.79  chart-0.75  chart -0.82%
FB118.06  chart+0.63  chart +0.54%

Nikkei16147.38  chart-518.67  chart -3.11%
UK6112.02  chart-73.57  chart -1.20%
France4324.23  chart-47.75  chart -1.09%
Germany9828.25  chart-98.52  chart -0.99%

EUR / USD1.1488  chart+0.0002  chart +0.02%
GBP / USD1.4519  chart+0.0020  chart +0.14%
CAD / USD0.7784  chart+0.0011  chart +0.14%
AUD / USD0.7491  chart+0.0033  chart +0.44%

Gold Fut1102.80  chart-5.30  chart -0.48%
Oil Fut46.90  chart+0.75  chart +1.63%