India To Overcome US, China In A Few Decades: Report

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  • # 1. India
    India is projected to be the world's largest economy in 2050 in terms of GDP, with purchasing power parity (PPP) of $85.97 trillion. Image: Taj Mahal REUTERS/Kamal Kishore
  • # 2. China
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $80.02 trillion Image: Tourists walk along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou District, Beijing, Aug. REUTERS/Deurbon Chow
  • # 3. United States
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $39.07 trillion. Image: The Statue of Liberty in New York. Reuters
  • # 4. Indonesia
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $13.93 trillion Image: Indonesian farmers work in a paddy field in Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali, July 17, 2007. REUTERS
  • # 6. Nigeria
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $9.51 trillion Image: A woman walks through Olusosun rubbish dump in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, on April 18, 2007. Reuters
  • # 7. Russia
    Russia, the world's ninth largest economy, is forecast to become seventh largest by 2050 with GDP (PPP) of $7.77 trillion. REUTERS
  • # 8. Mexico
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $6.57 trillion Image: Tourists watch the waves as they walk on the beach in Cancun, Mexico, June 26, 2010. REUTERS
  • # 9. Japan
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $6.48 trillion Image: A man cycles in front of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters covered with snow, in Tokyo, Jan. 24, 2012. REUTERS
  • # 10. Egypt
    GDP (PPP) in 2050: $6.02 trillion Image: The Great Pyramid in Egypt REUTERS
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According to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2012, China will overtake the United States to become the world's largest economy by 2020, but by 2050, India will surpass both. 

The Knight Frank Wealth Report 2012 predicts which nations will comprise the world's top-ten economies in 2050, in terms of GDP. The report is published Knight Frank, a London-based independent global residential and commercial property consultancy, in partnership with Citi Private Bank, Citigroup's wealth management services arm for ultra high net worth individuals, law firms, and institutional investors. 

The report describes historical trends in the GDP growth of the world's largest economies up until 2010,  and it projects the growth of the same up until 2050.

London School of Economics professor Danny Quah forecasts that by 2050, the world's economic centre of gravity, a theoretical measure of the focal point of global economic activity based on GDP, will have shifted eastwards to lie somewhere between China and India, the report said. Professor Quah calculated that in 1980, it was in the middle of the Atlantic.

Citi research shows that while China and India are likely to grow rapidly over the next 40 years, there are other key countries with promising chances for growth that do not necessarily match the traditional assumptions about where future growth will emanate from, it added.

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