1 . CHINA :
China has the world’s largest industrial output. In 2016 it is estimated that the country produced 4.566$ trillion of industrial output. Strong factory output, stable retail sales, and an ever-growing export market have helped propel China meet its economic expectations. In the third quarter of 2017, the GDP grew by 6.8%. The industrial output grew by 6.6% in September 2017 compared to a year earlier. In 2016 china exported goods worth 2.342$ trillion, it was only surpassed by the European Union which exported 2.659$ trillion. The European Union ranked just behind China with an industrial output of 4.184$ trillion.
2 . UNITED STATES :
Despite being the largest economy, the United States ranked behind China and the European Union in terms of industrial output. In 2016 the U.S industrial output totaled $3.602 trillion. In the same year, the U.S exported goods worth $1.620 trillion. The third quarter of 2016 witnessed a real output of $1.92 trillion the highest ever in a quarter since the Great Recession of 2008. The manufacturing sector employed more than $12.4 million in March 2017. The largest exports by the US were transportation equipment, chemicals, electronics and computers, and non-electrical machinery.
3 . JAPAN :
Japan ranks third in the global ranking, and Asia’s second state. A decade ago, Japan was the second largest economy until it was surpassed by China. In the recent past, Japan’s economy economic might has been put into question particular after the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima and its demographic composition. In 2016 Japan’s total industrial output was $1.368 while its export revenue totaled $683.85. Japan has the largest public debt as a percentage of the GDP, a situation that is preventing the private investments in the country. The disparity in productivity in the various sectors of the economy continues to widen hindering the growth of the export-oriented economy.
4 . GERMANY
Germany is Europe’s largest economy and the fourth largest in the world. It is also Europe’s largest industrial producer. In 2016 Germany’s industrial output totaled $1.050 trillion. Germany witnessed the highest surge in industrial output in August 2017, the largest since 2010. The growth in industrial output is expected to be solid throughout the third quarter of the year. The manufacturing output increased by 3.2% as industries churned out more consumer and intermediate goods. The automobile industry was the key driver behind the surgeon industrial output.
5 . INDIA :
Since the beginning of the millennium, India has proved itself as an economic powerhouse. The country has emerged to be the world’s fastest economy according to the CSO and the IMF. The world’s seventh largest economy is expected to be among the three top economies in the next two decades. The Indian economy is expected to grow by 6.7 percent for the year 2017-18. By the end of 2018, the figure is expected to rise to 7.2 percent. The manufacturing industry is among strong pillars. In 2016 the country’s industrial production produced about $672 billion. Between April and June 2017 the economy grew by 5.7 percent year-on-year.