Economy of South America
|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.
Main products include: Coffee, soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, beef, bananas and shrimp are also important agricultural products for many countries.
Economic history of: