Notes

Comparison of country and company GDPs

September 8, 2016

I’ve noticed that many companies have yearly revenues on the order of many (non-insignificant countries). With countries though, yearly revenues are usually called gross domestic product (GDP). I therefore present a comparison of national revenues and corporate GDPs:

Company? Rank within type GDP (billions of USD) Name
1 18,558 USA
2 11,383 China
23 509 Taiwan
Y 1 482 Walmart
24 474 Poland
37 306 Israel
Y 6 305 Samsung
38 302 Denmark
39 295 Singapore
Y 7 273 Royal Dutch Shell
Y 8 270 Vitol
Y 9 268 ExonMobil
40 266 South Africa
42 253 Columbia
Y 11 245 Volkswagen
43 235 Chile
44 234 Finland
Y 12 234 Apple
45 226 Bangladesh

This table does not include state-owned companies. Fun fact - Vitol, which has a revenue of $270B is headquartered in Switzerland, which has a GDP of $652B.

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