1. General Size
An overview of the gross size of each country: population numbers, GDP, GNI. For the Performance Index, the countries are assessed on the bases of the sizes of their gross economic output (GDP) and gross economic earnings (GNI), both expressed in current USD as well as purchasing power parity dollars ($PPP).
While gross size should not weight excessively in appraising economic strength (behemoth economies could still be badly run and penalizingly ineffecient), size still matters in investment considerations among other reasons. A large economy does have a headstart on its competitors as it is better placed to provide and/or attract the infrastructural and investment foundations that overall economic and social development will require.
All values are moving averages for the 5 years leading up to - and including - the reference year.
Sources of raw data: World Bank
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