Sunday, November 9, 2008

World Economic Performance, 1950-2006






























Table 3.1 Annual Rate of Real Growth in Gross World Product, 1950-2006 (By Decade)
PeriodWTO DataWorld Bank Data

1950-1960

4.6

N/A

1960-1970

5.4

N/A

1970-1980

4

3.6

1980-1990

3.2

3.3

1990-2000

2.3

2.9

2000-2006

2.8

3

































Table 3.2 Annual Rate of Real Growth in Per Capita Gross World Product, 1950-2006 (By Decade)
PeriodWTO DataWorld Bank Data

1950-1960

2.5

N/A

1960-1970

3.3

N/A

1970-1980

2.1

1.7

1980-1990

1.4

1.5

1990-2000

1

1.4

2000-2006

1.5

1.6




Source: WTO GDP data calculated from World Trade Organization, "World merchandise exports, production and gross domestic product, 1950-2006," International Trade Statistics 2007 (Geneva: World Trade Organization, 2007), Table A1, p. 169. World Bank GDP growth figures compiled from World Bank, "Gross Domestic Product," World Tables, 1993 ed. (Washington D.C.: World Bank, 1993), Table 6, p. 24; Ibid., "Gross Domestic Product," World Tables, 1995 ed. (Washington D.C.: World Bank, 1995), Table 6, pp. 24-25; Ibid., "Growth of Output," World Development Indicators 2004 (Washington D.C.: World Bank, 2004), Table 4.1, p. 184; Ibid., "Growth of Output," World Development Indicators 2008 (Washington D.C.: World Bank, 2008), Table 4.1, p. 200. Population data from U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base, "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050."

































Table 3.3 Annual Rate of Real Growth in Total and Per Capita Gross World Product, 1950-2006 (Selected Periods)
PeriodTotalPer Capita

1950-1973

5

3

1973-1995

2.9

1.2

1995-2000

3.1

1.7

2000-2006

2.8

1.5

1973-2000

2.9

1.3

1973-2006

2.9

1.3

1995-2006

2.9

1.6




Source: Calculated from WTO, "World merchandise exports, production and gross domestic product, 1950-2006"; and U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base, "Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050."

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