Corporations among largest global economic entities, rank above many countries
Corporations make up 63% of 150 largest global economic enterprises
mongabay.com
July 18, 2005



Of the world's largest 150 economic entities, 95 are corporations (63.3%) according to data released this month by Fortune Magazine and the World Bank. Wal-Mart, BP, Exxon Mobil, and Royal Dutch/Shell Group all rank in the 25 largest entities in the world, above countries that include Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Denmark, Poland, South Africa, and Greece.

Wal-Mart, with revenue of $287,989,000,000 ($287.99 billion) for its last fiscal year, is the largest corporation on the planet and ranks number 22 on the list. The United States is the world's largest economy with a total 2004 economic output (GDP) of $11,667,515,000,000 ($11.67 trillion) according to the World Bank.

The table below includes the largest economic entities on Earth as measured by GDP [Source: World Development Indicators database, World Bank, 15 July 2005] and Total Revenue [Source: July 25, 2005 Issue of Fortune Magazine]. Figures tabulated by Rhett A. Butler of mongabay.com.


2007 Update



RankCountry/CorporationGDP/Revenue
$ millions
1United States11,667,515
2Japan4,623,398
3Germany2,714,418
4United Kingdom2,140,898
5France2,002,582
6Italy1,672,302
7China1,649,329
8Spain991,442
9Canada979,764
10India691,876
11Korea, Rep.679,674
12Mexico676,497
13Australia631,256
14Brazil604,855
15Russian Federation582,395
16Netherlands577,260
17Switzerland359,465
18Belgium349,830
19Sweden346,404
20Turkey301,950
21Austria290,109
22Wal-Mart Stores287,989
23BP285,059
24Exxon Mobil270,772
25Royal Dutch/Shell Group268,690
26Indonesia257,641
27Saudi Arabia250,557
28Norway250,168
29Denmark243,043
30Poland241,833
31South Africa212,777
32Greece203,401
33General Motors193,517
34Finland186,597
35Ireland183,560
36DaimlerChrysler176,688
37Toyota Motor172,616
38Ford Motor172,233
39Portugal168,281
40Thailand163,491
41Hong Kong, China163,005
42Iran, Islamic Rep.162,709
43General Electric152,866
44Total152,610
45Argentina151,501
46Chevron147,967
47ConocoPhillips121,663
48AXA121,606
49Allianz118,937
50Malaysia117,776
51Israel117,548
52Volkswagen110,649
53Venezuela, RB109,322
54Citigroup108,276
55Czech Republic107,047
56Singapore106,818
57ING Group105,886
58Nippon Telegraph & Telephone100,545
59Hungary99,712
60New Zealand99,687
61American Intl. Group97,987
62Colombia97,384
63Intl. Business Machines96,293
64Pakistan96,115
65Chile94,105
66Siemens91,493
67Carrefour90,382
68Philippines86,429
69Algeria84,649
70Hitachi83,994
71Assicurazioni Generali83,268
72Matsushita Electric Industrial81,078
73McKesson80,515
74Honda Motor80,487
75Hewlett-Packard79,905
76Nissan Motor79,800
77Fortis75,518
78Egypt, Arab Rep.75,148
79Sinopec75,077
80Berkshire Hathaway74,382
81ENI74,228
82Romania73,167
83Home Depot73,094
84Aviva73,025
85HSBC Holdings72,550
86Nigeria72,106
87Deutsche Telekom71,989
88Verizon Communications71,563
89Samsung Electronics71,556
90State Grid71,290
91United Arab Emirates70,960
92Peugeot70,642
93Metro70,159
94Nestlé69,826
95U.S. Postal Service68,996
96BNP Paribas68,654
97Peru68,395
98China National Petroleum67,724
99Sony66,618
100Ukraine65,149
101Cardinal Health65,131
102Royal Ahold64,676
103Altria Group64,440
104Pemex63,691
105Bank of America Corp.63,324
106Vodafone62,971
107Tesco62,459
108Munich Re Group60,706
109Nippon Life Insurance60,521
110Fiat59,973
111Royal Bank of Scotland59,750
112Zurich Financial Services59,678
113Crédit Agricole59,054
114Credit Suisse58,825
115State Farm Insurance Cos58,819
116France Télécom58,652
117Électricité De France58,367
118J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.56,931
119UBS56,918
120Bangladesh56,844
121Kroger56,434
122Deutsche Bank55,670
123E.ON55,652
124Deutsche Post55,388
125BMW55,142
126Toshiba54,304
127Valero Energy53,919
128AmerisourceBergen53,179
129Pfizer52,921
130Boeing52,553
131Procter & Gamble51,407
132RWE50,952
133Suez50,670
134Renault50,640
135Morocco50,055
136Unilever49,961
137Target49,934
138Robert Bosch49,759
139Dell49,205
140ThyssenKrupp48,756
141Costco Wholesale48,107
142HBOS47,756
143Johnson & Johnson47,348
144Prudential47,056
145Tokyo Electric Power46,963
146BASF46,687
147Hyundai Motor46,358
148Enel45,530
149Marathon Oil45,444
150Statoil45,440
151Vietnam45,210
152NEC45,176
153Repsol YPF44,858
154Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance44,469
155Fujitsu44,316
156Time Warner42,869


The world's largest corporations by revenue and the world's largest countries by GDP.










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