Worldwide GDP by Sector

Worldwide GDP by Country and Sector

The US economy is much more services-oriented than the rest of the world.  China’s economy, in contrast, has a much larger industry and agriculture component.  European, Canadian and Australian economies more resemble the US, while India, Russia, South Korea and Mexico look more like China.  The Marimekko chart below, presents the proportion of each country’s GDP that comes from services, industry (e.g., manufacturing, mining and construction), and agriculture.  Each major economy has its own bar and the bar’s widths are related to the country’s GDP.

Worldwide GDP by Sector

I saw this data in a Voroni chart (http://howmuch.net/articles/one-diagram-that-will-change-the-way-you-look-at-the-us-economy) and I thought it could be understood much better in a Marimekko chart.  You can see both each country’s proportion of worldwide GDP and its relative split by sector.  By adding an horizontal line, the countries with a moire services-oriented economy can be differentiated from those that are more industry and agriculture-oriented.  I also used colors on the country names to call-out these differences.  Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit: