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Largest consumer markets in the world

Last updated on: July 25, 2012 12:08 IST

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Emerging economies, such as India, are not the only countries witnessing a surge in consumer spending.

Let us take a look at some of the largest consumer markets in the world, according to United Nations Statistics Division.

The countries are sorted by their household final consumption expenditure, which represents consumer spending in nominal terms.

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Image: People shop at a Hypermart store in Jakarta.
Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters

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India

HFCE: $737,936 millions

Per cent of GDP: 57

Per cent of world consumer market: 2.12

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Image: Women shop for instant noodles at a retail supermarket in Mumbai.
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters
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United States

HFCE: $10,026,400 millions

Per cent of GDP: 71

Per cent of world consumer market: 28.90

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Image: A shopper carrying shopping bags walks past retail stores in New York's Times Square.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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2. Japan

HFCE: $2,952,710 millions

Per cent of GDP: 58

Per cent of world consumer market: 8.51

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Image: Customer shops at Japanese retailer Aeon Co's Jusco supermarket in Koshigaya, north of Tokyo.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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3. Germany

HFCE: $1,960,230 millions

Per cent of GDP: 59

Per cent of world consumer market: 5.65

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Image: Dairy products are on display at a supermarket in Berlin.
Photographs: Johannes Eisele/Reuters
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4. China

HFCE: $1,835,280 millions

Per cent of GDP: 37

Per cent of world consumer market: 5.29

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Image: An employee arranges bottles of whisky at a supermarket in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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5. France

HFCE: $1,545,900 millions

Per cent of GDP: 58

Per cent of world consumer market: 4.45

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Image: A shopper pushes a shopping trolley down an aisle at a supermarket in Charenton near Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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6. The United Kingdom

HFCE: $1,415,350 millions

Per cent of GDP: 65

Per cent of world consumer market: 4.08


Image: Shoppers move through the cashier area at a Morrisons supermarket ahead of Christmas weekend in London.
Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

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7. Italy

HFCE: $1,266,270 millions

Per cent of GDP: 60

Per cent of world consumer market: 3.65

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Image: A woman checks for prices in a supermarket in Rome.
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
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9. Brazil

HFCE: $986,498 millions

Per cent of GDP: 63

Per cent of world consumer market: 2.84

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Image: A Brazilian consumer buys a Parmalat product in a supermarket in Sao Paulo.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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10. Spain

HFCE: $828,5478 millions

Per cent of GDP: 57

Per cent of world consumer market: 2.38

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Image: A woman pushes a shopping trolley in the car park of a supermarket near Bilbao.
Photographs: Vincent West/Reuters
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11. Canada

HFCE: $786,220 millions

Per cent of GDP: 59

Per cent of world consumer market: 2.26

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Image: A Wal Mart store front is seen in Toronto.
Photographs: Mike Cassese/Reuters
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12. Russia

HFCE: $671,629 millions

Per cent of GDP: 55

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.93

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Image: A view of a supermarket in Moscow.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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12. Mexico

HFCE: $582,0379 millions

Per cent of GDP: 67

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.67

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Image: A cashier is a blur of activity as he speeds products past the electric point of sale bar code sensor in Mexico City.
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters
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13. Australia

HFCE: $564,99379 millions

Per cent of GDP: 56

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.62

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Image: A customer leaves a Woolworths supermarket in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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14. South Korea

HFCE: $452,182 millions

Per cent of GDP: 54

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.30

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Image: A customer looks at milk as a girl sits on a shopping cart at a supermarket in Seoul.
Photographs: Truth Leem/Reuters
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15. Turkey

HFCE: $439,678 millions

Per cent of GDP: 72

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.26

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Image: People stroll inside a shopping mall in Istanbul.
Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters
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16. The Netherlands

HFCE: $364,781millions

Per cent of GDP: 46

Per cent of world consumer market: 1.05

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Image: A customer purchases a bottle of champagne at one of the duty free shops at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam.
Photographs: Jerry Lampen/Reuters
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17. Indonesia

HFCE: $316,730 millions

Per cent of GDP: 59

Per cent of world consumer market: 0.91

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Image: People shop at a Robinson supermarket outlet in Cileduk of South Jakarta.
Photographs: Enny Nuraheni/Reuters
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18. Switzerland

HFCE: $285,311 millions

Per cent of GDP: 58

Per cent of world consumer market: 0.82

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Image: An employee packs the bag for custumer at the cash desk of a new Lidl supermarket in Zurich.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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19. Poland

HFCE: $263,048 millions

Per cent of GDP: 61

Per cent of world consumer market: 0.75


Image: People walk at the Stary Browar shopping centre in Poznan, western Poland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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