Economy of South America

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Economy of South America
Population 358,941,000 (2010)N 1N 2
GDP nominal: US$3.205 trillion (2010)N 1N 2
PPP: $3.990 trillion (2010)N 1N 2
GDP growth Per capita: 5.5% (2008)N 3N 2N 4
GDP per capita nominal: US$8,929 (2010)N 1N 2
PPP: US$11,115 (2010)N 1N 2
Millionaires (US$) 400,000 (0.07%)N 5
Unemployment 9% (2002)N 5
Income of top 10% 44.37%N 5
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

The economy of South America comprises around 382 million people living in twelve nations and three territories. It contributes 6 percent of the world's population.

Economic sectors


Main products include: Coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, beef, bananas and shrimp are also important agricultural products for many countries.

Economy by country

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