List of countries by total wealth

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Countries by total wealth (billions USD), Credit Suisse 2018

National net wealth, also known as national net worth, is the total sum of the value of a nation's assets minus its liabilities. It refers to the total value of net wealth possessed by the citizens of a nation at a set point in time.[1] This figure is an important indicator of a nation's ability to take on debt and sustain spending and is influenced not only by real estate prices, equity market prices, exchange rates, liabilities and incidence in a country of the adult population, but also human resources, natural resources and capital and technological advancements, which may create new assets or render others worthless in the future. The most significant component by far among most developed nations is commonly reported as household net wealth or worth and reflects infrastructure investment. National wealth can fluctuate, as evidenced in the United States data following the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic recovery. During periods when equity markets experienced strong growth, the relative national and per capita wealth of the countries where people are more exposed on those markets, such as the United States and United Kingdom, tend to rise. On the other hand, when equity markets are depressed, the relative wealth the countries where people invest more in real estate or bonds, such as France and Italy, tend to rise instead.[2]

List of countries by total wealth[edit]

List by Credit Suisse (2018)[3]
Rank Country/geographic region Total wealth
(billions USD)
World 317,084
Northern America 106,513
Asia 105,946
1  United States 98,154
Europe 85,402
2  China 51,874
3  Japan 23,884
4  Germany 14,499
5  United Kingdom 14,209
6  France 13,883
7  Italy 10,569
Oceania 8,615
8  Canada 8,319
Latin America 8,055
9  Australia 7,577
10  Spain 7,152
11  South Korea 7,107
12  India 5,972
13  Taiwan[4] 4,065
14   Switzerland 3,611
15  Netherlands 3,357
16  Belgium 2,776
Africa 2,553
17  Brazil 2,464
18  Russia 2,240
19  Sweden 1,920
20  Mexico 1,729
21  Austria 1,637
22  Hong Kong[5] 1,523
23  Indonesia 1,518
24  Singapore 1,289
25  Denmark 1,276
26  Norway 1,181
27  New Zealand 1,010
28  Turkey 1,010
29  Saudi Arabia 977
30  Greece 975
31  Poland 974
32  Israel 941
33  Portugal 916
34  Chile 819
35  Ireland 806
36  South Africa 786
37  Finland 697
38  United Arab Emirates 684
39  Colombia 616
40  Malaysia 598
41  Thailand 525
42  Czech Republic 524
43  Philippines 518
44  Peru 467
45  Pakistan 422
46  Argentina 345
47  Romania 317
48  Vietnam 307
49  Hungary 294
50  Kuwait 278
51  Iran 272
52  Iraq 272
53  Qatar 265
54  Bangladesh 240
55  Morocco 216
56  Libya 252
57  Algeria 241
58  Egypt 212
59  Luxembourg 188
60  Slovakia 151
61  Oman 144
62  Lebanon 140
63  Nigeria 139
64  Iceland 138
65  Bulgaria 138
66  Slovenia 133
67  Croatia 120
68  Tunisia 120
69  Ecuador 116
70  Costa Rica 111
71  Angola 102
72  Uruguay 97
73  Cyprus 91
74  Sri Lanka 82
75  Panama 77
76  Serbia 73
77  Jordan 72
78  Kazakhstan 62
79  El Salvador 61
80  Estonia 60
81  Honduras 58
82  Kenya 57
83  Lithuania 57
84  Ukraine 55
85  Latvia 53
86  Myanmar 52
87  Azerbaijan 52
88  Georgia 49
89  Malta 49
90  Bolivia 48
91  Bahamas 45
92  Bosnia and Herzegovina 40
93  Paraguay 38
94  Albania 37
95  Turkmenistan 37
96    Nepal 35
97  Mauritius 34
98  Ivory Coast 34
99  Cambodia 33
100  Papua New Guinea 28

Differences by country[edit]

In the following table are ranked the 30 countries by the largest national net wealth from 2000 to 2018 according to Credit Suisse S.A. (October 2018).

The 30 largest countries by net national wealth (in billions USD)
Rank Country 2000 Country 2005 Country 2010 Country 2015 Country 2018 Country Peak value Peak year
World 116,824 World 178,955 World 234,642 World 275,531 World 317,084 World 317,084 2018
1  United States 42,320  United States 59,921  United States 60,230  United States 83,586  United States 98,154  United States 98,154 2018
2  Japan 19,404  Japan 19,476  Japan 21,000  China 22,817  China 51,874  China 51,874 2018
3  United Kingdom 6,565  United Kingdom 10,949  China 16,500  Japan 21,555  Japan 23,884  Japan 29,718 2011
4  Germany 6,160  France 9,679  France 13,479  United Kingdom 13,871  Germany 14,499  United Kingdom 14,524 2007
5  Italy 5,522  Italy 9,457  Germany 11,892  Germany 11,990  United Kingdom 14,209  Germany 14,499 2018
6  France 4,704  Germany 9,073  Italy 11,504  France 11,575  France 13,883  France 14,281 2007
7  China 3,704  China 8,523  United Kingdom 10,965  Italy 8,655  Italy 10,569  Italy 12,820 2007
8  Canada 2,612  Spain 6,905  Spain 8,670  Canada 6,900  Canada 8,319  Spain 10,296 2007
9  Spain 2,497  Canada 4,357  Canada 6,717  Australia 6,418  Australia 7,577  Canada 8,319 2018
10  Taiwan 1,868  South Korea 3,512  Australia 6,097  Spain 6,167  Spain 7,152  Australia 7,656 2017
11  South Korea 1,715  Australia 3,480  South Korea 4,844  South Korea 6,125  South Korea 7,107  South Korea 7,107 2018
12  Netherlands 1,591  Netherlands 2,524  India 4,241  India 5,004  India 5,972  India 5,972 2018
13  Australia 1,500  Taiwan 2,322  Netherlands 3,311   Switzerland 3,401  Taiwan 4,065  Taiwan 4,065 2018
14   Switzerland 1,273  India 2,141  Brazil 3,198  Taiwan 3,365   Switzerland 3,611   Switzerland 3,725 2017
15  Belgium 1,087  Belgium 1,762  Taiwan 3,024  Netherlands 2,783  Netherlands 3,357  Brazil 3,481 2011
16  India 1,056   Switzerland 1,737   Switzerland 2,522  Belgium 2,269  Belgium 2,776  Netherlands 3,457 2009
17  Mexico 987  Mexico 1,445  Belgium 2,281  Brazil 2,151  Brazil 2,464  Russia 2,833 2013
18  Brazil 839  Brazil 1,224  Russia 2,193  Mexico 1,876  Russia 2,240  Belgium 2,776 2018
19  Greece 618  Russia 1,221  Mexico 1,585  Sweden 1,786  Sweden 1,920  Sweden 2,020 2017
20  Hong Kong 599  Turkey 1,078  Sweden 1,511  Russia 1,453  Mexico 1,729  Mexico 1,988 2009
21  Austria 587  Greece 1,020  Turkey 1,486  Indonesia 1,392  Austria 1,637  Turkey 1,675 2007
22  Argentina 585  Austria 1,007  Indonesia 1,459  Hong Kong 1,342  Hong Kong 1,523  Austria 1,637 2018
23  Sweden 522  Sweden 966  Austria 1,284  Austria 1,276  Indonesia 1,518  Indonesia 1,586 2012
24  Turkey 484  Denmark 799  Greece 1,248  Turkey 1,151  Singapore 1,289  Greece 1,584 2007
25  Denmark 451  Norway 761  Norway 1,067  Singapore 1,070  Denmark 1,276  Hong Kong 1,523 2018
26  Norway 382  Indonesia 715  Denmark 1,022  Denmark 1,048  Norway 1,181  Singapore 1,289 2018
27  Israel 355  Hong Kong 684  Poland 921  Norway 935  Turkey 1,010  Denmark 1,276 2018
28  Portugal 329  South Africa 589  Hong Kong 895  New Zealand 873  New Zealand 1,010  Norway 1,227 2013
29  Singapore 324  Portugal 584  Singapore 871  Saudi Arabia 857  Saudi Arabia 977  Poland 1,054 2013
30  Russia 316  New Zealand 512  South Africa 812  Poland 847  Greece 975  New Zealand 1,037 2017

The following table indicates the share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years. The share of global wealth of a country that is 5% or greater at a given year is emboldened.

Share of global wealth of the ten largest countries by net national wealth at given years (%)
Year  Australia  Canada  China  France  Germany  Italy  Japan  South Korea  Spain  Taiwan  United Kingdom  United States Aggregate share of the top 10
2000 2.1% 3.6% 3.9% 5.0% 4.7% 16.5% - 1.7% 1.6% 6.1% 36.2% 81.8%
2001 2.1% 4% 4.0% 5.0% 4.7% 14.2% 1.7% 1.8% 6.0% 37.5% 81.4%
2002 2.0% 4.3% 4.8% 5.6% 5.5% 14.1% 1.7% 2.0% 6.5% 33.8% 81.1%
2003 1.7% 2.2% 4.4% 5.3% 5.9% 5.8% 13.3% 2.3% 6.6% 32.1% 80.4%
2004 2.2% 4.6% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 12.0% 1.8% 2.4% 6.9% 32.0% 80.0%
2005 2.5% 4.3% 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 10.5% 2.0% 2.3% 6.4% 34.7% 79.4%
2006 2.1% 2.4% 4.5% 5.9% 5.1% 5.6% 9.7% 4.3% 6.5% 31.5% 78.2%
2007 2.3% 2.7% 4.7% 6.3% 5.4% 5.6% 8.8% 4.5% 6.4% 28.0% 76.1%
2008 1.8% 2.3% 5% 6.2% 5.6% 5.8% 11.7% 4.6% 4.6% 26.1% 77.3%
2009 2.5% 2.7% 5.5% 6.0% 5.6% 5.7% 10.7% 4.3% 5.0% 25.3% 76.8%
2010 2.6% 2.9% 6% 5.7% 5.1% 4.9% 10.6% 3.7% 4.7% 25.7% 76.4%
2011 2.6% 2.8% 6.5% 5.4% 4.8% 4.5% 11.9% 3.5% 4.7% 24.6% 77.2%
2012 2.7% 3.0% 7% 5.1% 4.8% 4.4% 10.4% 3.1% 4.6% 25.4% 76.7%
2013 2.4% 2.8% 7.5% 5.0% 4.9% 4.3% 8.3% 2.8% 4.8% 27.3% 77.3%
2014 2.4% 2.8% 8% 4.4% 4.6% 3.4% 7.6% 2.3% 5.0% 29.1% 77.5%
2015 2.3% 2.5% 9% 4.2% 4.4% 3.1% 7.8% 2.2% 5.0% 30.3% 78.7%
2016 2.4% 2.7% 8% 4.1% 4.3% 3.2% 8.0% 2.2% 4.4% 31.1% 78.7%
2017 2.5% 2.7% 10% 4.3% 4.5% 3.3% 7.7% 2.3% 4.4% 30.3% 78.4%
2018 2.3% 2.6% 16.3% 4.3% 4.5% 3.3% 7.5% 2.2% 2.2% 1.2% 4.4% 30.9% 79.0%

List of continents, Asia-Pacific, China and India by total wealth[edit]

Worlds regions by total wealth(in trillions USD), 2018
List by Credit Suisse (2018)[6]
Rank Continent/region/country Total wealth
(trillions USD)
Share
World 317.1 100%
1 Northern America 106.5 33.6%
2 Europe 85.4 26.9%
3 Asia-Pacific (excluding China and India) 56.7 17.9%
4 China 51.9 16.4%
5 Latin America 8.1 2.5%
6 India 6.0 1.9%
7 Africa 2.6 0.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)". stat.gov.tw. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ Anthony Shorrocks; Jim Davies; Rodrigo Lluberas (November 2017). "Global Wealth Report". Credit Suisse. Report. Databook. Downloadable data sheets. See Table 2.4 (page 102) of databook for wealth estimates by country. See page 104 for total wealth of continents.
  3. ^ Global Wealth Databook 2018
  4. ^ Claimed by People's Republic of China
  5. ^ officially Hong Kong is part of People's Republic of China
  6. ^ http://publications.credit-suisse.com/tasks/render/file/index.cfm?fileid=777FDF0E-E060-F608-52DAF97E062CC35B