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Egypt placed among world’s 21 most powerful economies in 2030

Monday 04-09-2017 - 09:27 AM
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Egypt placed among
Egypt placed among world’s 21 most powerful economies in 2030
Cairo - Egypt is ranked among the world’s 21 most powerful economies in 2030, according to British newspaper the Independent, citing a report by global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published earlier this year. 

The report says that emerging markets will start to dominate rankings of the world's top economies by 2030. 

The ranking comes based on the country’s expected global gross domestic product (GDP) by purchasing power parity (PPP), a macroeconomic analysis used to determine the economic productivity and standards of living between countries and across time. 

The report placed Egypt at the 19th place, with a projected GDP of $2.049 trillion. It was immediately preceded by Canada, at the 18th place, with $2.141 trillion and Spain with $2.159 trillion. 

The report said that emerging markets such as India and Brazil are set to challenge the economic dominance of the U.S. and China. 

The top five economies in 2030 according to the report are: China, with a projected GDP of $38.008 trillion, the U.S. ($23.475 trillion), India ($19.511 trillion), Japan ($5.606 trillion) and Indonesia ($5.424 trillion). 

Egypt embarked on an ambitious economic reform program in 2014 to revive its economy battered by years of political unrest. 

Though the program is causing social pressures in the short term, it is said to be putting Egypt on the right path for economic growth. 

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