The developing markets of China and India will make up 35% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2060, nearing the USA and European nations’ combined share, according to the Japan Center for Economic Research.
The Tokyo-based think tank says China’s share of the world’s economy will be about 20% and India’s nearly 16%, up from 17% and four percent in 2019, respectively.
China is forecast to keep its current number-two position in the world GDP ranking until surpassing the United States around 2030.
India will be the world’s third-largest economy in 2060, by which time China is predicted to be back at number two and the USA in first place again.
The combined share of the United States and European economies will fall from over 50% in 2019 to 38% in 2060, said the report.
European nations will have their collective share of GDP at a level slightly above India in 2060, but their proportion of global GDP will have fallen significantly.
Meanwhile Japan, once the world’s second-largest economy in the 20th century, will become a smaller, weaker player. Its share of global GDP is predicted to fall to three percent in 2060 from 6% last year.
The report also said that digitization, which has already started changing the industrial nature of advanced countries to a large extent, will strongly affect emerging nations by 2060.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Global Economy News 2020.