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Find out how much Internet contributes to economies

Last updated on: April 18, 2012 14:09 IST

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In the G20 countries, the Internet economy will grow at more than 10 per cent annually for the next five years and by 2016 reach $4.2 trillion, or 5.3 per cent of GDP - up from $2.3 trillion and 4.1 per cent in 2010, according to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group.

Let's take a look at how much Internet contributes to major countries in the world.

NOTE: Courtesy, The Economist and BCG.

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Image: Customers look at Apple's new iPad 4G-ready tablet computer at one of their stores in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters

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The United Kingdom

Contribution to GDP (2010): 8.2 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 12.3 per cent

Global rank: 1

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Image: A man crosses the Mall, decked out in Union flags and with Buckingham Palace in the background, in London.
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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South Korea

Contribution to GDP (2010): 7.4 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 8 per cent

Global rank: 2

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Image: A general view shows part of central Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters

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China

Contribution to GDP (2010): 5.5 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 6.9 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: Office buildings and apartments are pictured in Beijing's Central Business District.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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Japan

Contribution to GDP (2010): 4.6 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 5.5 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: Handout picture of the world's steepest roller coaster 'Takabisha' with a free falling angle of 121 degrees seen at Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida.
Photographs: Fujikyu Highland/Handout /Reuters
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The United States

Contribution to GDP (2010): 4.7 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 5.3 per cent

Global rank: 5

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Image: Morning commuters make their way through Times Square in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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India

Contribution to GDP (2010): 4.1 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 4.2 per cent

Global rank: 6

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Image: A general view shows the Bandra-Worli sea link bridge, also called the Rajiv Gandhi Sethu, in Mumbai.
Photographs: John Goh/Reuters
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Mexico

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2.5 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 4.2 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Image: Hot air balloons float past people watching the sunrise at the Sun pyramids of Teotihuacan outside Mexico City.
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters
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Germany

Contribution to GDP (2010): 3 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 4 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: People walk on a lookout tower during sunset in a park in Stuttgart.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters
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Saudi Arabia

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2.2 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.9 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Image: A view of The Kingdom Tower in Riyadh.
Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters

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Australia

Contribution to GDP (2010): 3.6 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.8 per cent

Global rank: 10

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Image: Rowers train at dawn on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Canada

Contribution to GDP (2010): 3 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.7 per cent

Global rank: 11

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Image: The 'Maid of the Mist' ventures at the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls, Canadian side, at Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Photographs: Gary Cameron/Reuters
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Italy

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2.1 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.5 per cent

Global rank: 12

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Image: People walk past Duomo Cathedral after a snowfall in Milan.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
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France

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2.9 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.4 per cent

Global rank: 13

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Image: A view shows the Concorde obelisk, Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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Argentina

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 3.2 per cent

Global rank: 14

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Image: Overview of Buenos Aires' 9 de Julio Avenue with the Obelisk in the background.
Photographs: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
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Russia

Contribution to GDP (2010): 1.9 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 2.7 per cent

Global rank: 15

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district.
Photographs: Anton Golubev/Reuters
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South Africa

Contribution to GDP (2010): 1.9 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 2.4 per cent

Global rank: 16

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Image: A general view of Johannesburg.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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Brazil

Contribution to GDP (2010): 2.2 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 2.5 per cent

Global rank: 17

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Image: A rainbow forms after a cloudburst over Brazilian Congress in Brasilia.
Photographs: Jamil Bittar/Reuters
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Turkey

Contribution to GDP (2010): 1.7 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 2.2 per cent

Global rank: 18

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Image: General view of Levent financial district in Istanbul.
Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters
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Indonesia

Contribution to GDP (2010): 1.4 per cent

Contribution to GDP (2016): 1.6 per cent

Global rank: 19


Image: An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri Supri/Reuters
Tags: GDP , Indonesia

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