United States Country profile


January 2019

United States is the largest economy in the world worth over US$19 trillion in 2017. It outperforms most other developed economies on measures of incomes per capita and business climate rank, however growth is slightly lower than most other Advanced economies.

This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance—per capita income, annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars between 2018 and 2023 as provided by the IMF. Annual GDP growth is the average between 2018 and 2023. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by the average sovereign credit risk rating from the three major ratings agencies. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.