List of countries by total wealth

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]

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

List of countries by total wealth

List by Credit Suisse (2018)[3]
Rank Country/geographic region Total wealth
(billions USD)
Share of total
World 317,084 100%
Northern America 106,513 33.59%
Asia 105,946 33.41%
1  United States 98,154 30.96%
Europe 85,402 26.93%
2  China 51,874 16.36%
3  Japan 23,884 7.53%
4  Germany 14,499 4.57%
5  United Kingdom 14,209 4.48%
6  France 13,883 4.38%
7  Italy 10,569 3.33%
Oceania 8,615 2.72%
8  Canada 8,319 2.62%
Latin America 8,055 2.54%
9  Australia 7,577 2.39%
10  Spain 7,152 2.26%
11  South Korea 7,107 2.24%
12  India 5,972 1.88%
13  Taiwan 4,065 1.28%
14   Switzerland 3,611 1.14%
15  Netherlands 3,357 1.06%
16  Belgium 2,776 0.88%
Africa 2,553 0.81%
17  Brazil 2,464 0.78%
18  Russia 2,240 0.71%
19  Sweden 1,920 0.61%
20  Mexico 1,729 0.55%
21  Austria 1,637 0.52%
22  Hong Kong 1,523 0.48%
23  Indonesia 1,518 0.48%
24  Singapore 1,289 0.41%
25  Denmark 1,276 0.40%
26  Norway 1,181 0.37%
27  New Zealand 1,010 0.32%
28  Turkey 1,010 0.32%
29  Saudi Arabia 977 0.31%
30  Greece 975 0.31%
31  Poland 974 0.31%
32  Israel 941 0.30%
33  Portugal 916 0.29%
34  Chile 819 0.26%
35  Ireland 806 0.25%
36  South Africa 786 0.25%
37  Finland 697 0.22%
38  United Arab Emirates 684 0.22%
39  Colombia 616 0.19%
40  Malaysia 598 0.19%
41  Thailand 525 0.17%
42  Czech Republic 524 0.17%
43  Philippines 518 0.16%
44  Peru 467 0.15%
45  Pakistan 422 0.13%
46  Argentina 345 0.11%
47  Romania 317 0.10%
48  Vietnam 307 0.10%
49  Hungary 294 0.09%
50  Kuwait 278 0.09%
51  Iran 272 0.09%
52  Iraq 272 0.09%
53  Qatar 265 0.08%
54  Bangladesh 240 0.08%
55  Morocco 216 0.07%
56  Libya 252 0.08%
57  Algeria 241 0.08%
58  Egypt 212 0.07%
59  Luxembourg 188 0.06%
60  Slovakia 151 0.05%
61  Oman 144 0.05%
62  Lebanon 140 0.04%
63  Nigeria 139 0.04%
64  Iceland 138 0.04%
65  Bulgaria 138 0.04%
66  Slovenia 133 0.04%
67  Croatia 120 0.04%
68  Tunisia 120 0.04%
69  Ecuador 116 0.04%
70  Costa Rica 111 0.04%
71  Angola 102 0.03%
72  Uruguay 97 0.03%
73  Cyprus 91 0.03%
74  Sri Lanka 82 0.03%
75  Panama 77 0.02%
76  Serbia 73 0.02%
77  Jordan 72 0.02%
78  Kazakhstan 62 0.02%
79  El Salvador 61 0.02%
80  Estonia 60 0.02%
81  Honduras 58 0.02%
82  Kenya 57 0.02%
83  Lithuania 57 0.02%
84  Ukraine 55 0.02%
85  Latvia 53 0.02%
86  Myanmar 52 0.02%
87  Azerbaijan 52 0.02%
88  Georgia 49 0.02%
89  Malta 49 0.02%
90  Bolivia 48 0.02%
91  Bahrain 45 0.01%
92  Bosnia and Herzegovina 40 0.01%
93  Paraguay 38 0.01%
94  Albania 37 0.01%
95  Turkmenistan 37 0.01%
96    Nepal 35 0.01%
97  Mauritius 34 0.01%
98  Ivory Coast 34 0.01%
99  Cambodia 33 0.01%
100  Papua New Guinea 28 0.01%

Differences by country

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

Worlds regions by total wealth(in trillions USD), 2018
Worlds regions by total wealth(in trillions USD), 2018
List by Credit Suisse (2018)[4]
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

References

  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. ^ http://publications.credit-suisse.com/tasks/render/file/index.cfm?fileid=777FDF0E-E060-F608-52DAF97E062CC35B
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