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15 economies that will rule the world by 2050

Last updated on: January 23, 2013 07:36 IST

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Many of the world's top economic powers are now in a state of permanent decline, due to rising amounts of retirees, declining amounts of workers, and population disadvantages, according to Business Insider.

And by 2050, they'll be replaced by fast rising emerging markets primed for growth due to high working age populations, it says. But which countries will be the major players?

Let's take a look at some of the economic powerhouses by 2050.

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China

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $24.62 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $17.372

Global rank: 1

NOTE: The estimate of the size of the economy and per capita income here and subsequently is based on the dollar's exchange rate in year 2000

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The United States

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $22.27 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $55,134

Global rank: 2

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India

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $8.17 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $5,060

Global rank: 3

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Japan

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $6.43 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $63,244

Global rank: 4

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Germany

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $3.71 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $52,683

Global rank: 5

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The United Kingdom

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $3.58 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $49,412

Global rank: 6

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Brazil

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.96 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $13,547

Global rank: 7

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Mexico

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.81 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $21,793

Global rank: 8

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France

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.75 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $40,643

Global rank: 9

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Canada

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.29 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $51,485

Global rank: 10

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Italy

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.19 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $38,445

Global rank: 11

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Turkey

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.15 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $22,063

Global rank: 12

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South Korea

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $2.06 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $46,657

Global rank: 13

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Spain

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $1.95 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $38,111

Global rank: 14

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Russia

Size of Economy (Year 2000 dollars): $1.88 trillion

Income per capita (Year 2000 dollars): $16,174

Global rank: 15


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