GDP and Trade - Comparing the U.S., China, and Russia[1]

2016 GDP in USD Trillions

United States

China

Russia

$18.57

$11.2

$1.28


Trade as a Percentage of GDP[2]

The sum of exports and imports of goods and services as a share of gross domestic product for each country:

Country Name

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

China

62.66474451

56.95746515

44.50696615

48.88929937

50.59983138

48.10785883

46.56523477

45.65192093

40.46235978

37.05938339

Russian Federation

51.70614332

53.38252965

48.43508421

50.35555028

47.90109998

47.10955206

46.19335529

47.69894305

49.27106799

46.2673312

United States

27.95893114

29.94141012

24.7658273

28.18245229

30.88516468

30.71462753

30.22625804

30.16366158

27.89003789

26.57992239 

 

2016 Current Account Balance[3]

 Country

Current Account Balance as Percentage of GDP

Current Account Balance in US Dollars

China

1.8%

201.9 billion

Russia

1.7%

21.77 billion

USA

-2.6%

-482.8 billion

The current account balance is a record of a country's international transactions. It is expressed as the difference between the value of a country’s exports and its imports of goods and services.[4]  A negative account balance means that the country imports more than it exports

[1] http://stat.wto.org/CountryProfile/WSDBCountryPFView.aspx?Language=E&Country=CN,RU,US

[2] https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NE.TRD.GNFS.ZS?end=2016&start=1960

[3] Trade balance is the difference between a country’s exports and imports of goods.

[4] http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/basics/current.htm


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