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25 countries and their GDP growth in 2012

Last updated on: January 2, 2013 11:08 IST

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With the global economy in a slowdown, countries across the world struggled to post good GDP numbers.

Let's take a look at 25 nations, including India, and their growth rate.

Source: The Economist

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India

GDP growth: 6.5 per cent

GDP per head: $1,770 (PPP: $4,270)

Inflation: 8.4 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -4.9

Population: 1.24 billion

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China

GDP growth: 8.6 per cent

GDP per head: $6,890 (PPP: $10,410)

Inflation: 5.0 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -2.3

Population: 1.34 billion

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Pakistan

GDP growth: 3.3 per cent

GDP per head: $1,410 (PPP: $2,960)

Inflation: 9.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -5.7

Population: 183.5 million

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The United States

GDP growth: 2.1 per cent

GDP per head: $51,525 (PPP: $51,525)

Inflation: 2.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -6.6

Population: 317.0 million

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The United Kingdom

GDP growth: 0.5 per cent

GDP per head: $38,850 (PPP: $37,860)

Inflation: 2.3 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -7.8

Population: 63.6 million

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Canada

GDP growth: 1.9 per cent

GDP per head: $53,160 (PPP: $42,850)

Inflation: 1.9 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -2.3

Population: 35.0 million

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Mexico

GDP growth: 3.7 per cent

GDP per head: $10,420 (PPP: $18,760)

Inflation: 4.0 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -1.4

Population: 116.2 million

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France

GDP growth: 0.4 per cent

GDP per head: $40,930 (PPP: $37,240)

Inflation: 2.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -3.5

Population: 64.0 million

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Germany

GDP growth: 0.6 per cent

GDP per head: $41,600 (PPP: $41,550)

Inflation: 1.6 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -0.6

Population: 81.8 million

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Italy

GDP growth: -0.3 per cent

GDP per head: $32,770 (PPP: $32,510)

Inflation: 1.2 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -1.6

Population: 61.1 million

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Spain

GDP growth: -1.2 per cent

GDP per head: $29,260 (PPP: $32,480)

Inflation: 2.9 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -6.3

Population: 46.5 million

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Finland

GDP growth: 1.2 per cent

GDP per head: $47,740 (PPP: $40,100)

Inflation: 2.5 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -0.9

Population: 5.4 million

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Norway

GDP growth: 2.7 per cent

GDP per head: $100,340 (PPP: $63,690)

Inflation: 1.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 15.7

Population: 5.0 million

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Sweden

GDP growth: 1.8 per cent

GDP per head: $55,430 (PPP: $43,710)

Inflation: 1.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 0.4

Population: 9.6 million

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Russia

GDP growth: 3.9 per cent

GDP per head: $14,570 (PPP: $18,750)

Inflation: 6.7 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -1.1

Population: 142.5 million

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Switzerland

GDP growth: 1.2 per cent

GDP per head: $77,340 (PPP: $52,080)

Inflation: 0.0 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 0.4

Population: 8.0 million

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Austria

GDP growth: 1.0 per cent

GDP per head: $46,960 (PPP: $43,710)

Inflation: 2.3 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -2.4

Population: 8.5 million

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Ireland

GDP growth: 0.5 per cent

GDP per head: $45,140 (PPP: $42,030)

Inflation: 1.0 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -8.2

Population: 4.6 million

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Romania

GDP growth: 2.5 per cent

GDP per head: $8,070 (PPP: $13,380)

Inflation: 3.4 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -2.7

Population: 21.4 million

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The Czech Republic

GDP growth: 0.6 per cent

GDP per head: $19,050 (PPP: $26,760)

Inflation: 2.6 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -3.1

Population: 10.5 million

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Belgium

GDP growth: 0.5 per cent

GDP per head: $45,450 (PPP: $41,750)

Inflation: 2.4 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -2.9

Population: 10.7 million

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South Korea

GDP growth: 3.7 per cent

GDP per head: $24,590 (PPP: $33,310)

Inflation: 2.9 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 2.6

Population: 49.9 million

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Australia

GDP growth: 3.0 per cent

GDP per head: $66,950 (PPP: $44,390)

Inflation: 2.7 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 0.2

Population: 23.2 million

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Japan

GDP growth: 1.2 per cent

GDP per head: $45,680 (PPP: $37,430)

Inflation: -0.1 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) -8.2

Population: 125.7 million

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Singapore

GDP growth: 4.0 per cent

GDP per head: $53,370 (PPP: $49,350)

Inflation: 3.5 per cent

Budget balance: (per cent GDP) 0.8

Population: 5.5 million

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