America’s 20 Largest Metros Have Higher GDPs Than Most Foreign Nations

October 9, 2016 1:36 pm

We spotted this stat today:

“According to 2015 IMF figures, the U.S.’ GDP is $18.5 trillion, 63% higher than 2nd-place China, at $11.3 trillion, and over four times higher than 3rd-place Japan. A recent article by American Enterprise Institute economist Mark Perry shows just where this GDP is centered—America’s largest metros. Correspondingly, these metros have bigger GDPs than most foreign nations.

“In fact,” writes Perry, “America’s 19 largest metro economies as separate nations would all rank in the top 50 of the world’s largest economies.”


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