Talk:List of African countries by GDP (nominal)

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All this information is from 2-3 years ago. Perhaps some one would like to update this and similar articles? Ayinyud 20:07, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Should this article be merged with List_of_African_countries_by_GDP_PPP?? Zmurray 03:16, 31 January 2007 (UTC) ^^^That one's much more accurateReply[reply]

Agree, this should be done. Does anyone know how? I will be happy to help. Here is a good updated source with both nom and ppp, IMF SSA, April 2022 and IMF MENA, April 2022 BevoLJ (talk) 03:25, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Removed "kyle land" from Guinea-Bissau. Papercrab 20:35, 19 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The main list has obviously been vandalized in total and represent no value, as of 22 May 2018. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:59, 22 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing country[edit]

Where's Zimbabwe? Answer: Its here dude lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:57, 26 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of African countries by GDP (nominal)[edit]

This article is lagging behind and it needs to be updated to 2010 figures.Netknowle message me! 01:22, 11 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Further, this seems to use figures from inconsistent sources. I suggest using one source that is clear in the heading so everyone can easily follow. April 2022 IFM for all countries being a good source. IMF SSA, April 2022 and IMF MENA, April 2022 BevoLJ (talk) 03:21, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed deletion[edit]

Source is clearly listed (IMF), so no reason it is not OR (and certainly not meaningless). --Jklamo (talk) 01:49, 24 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The IMF is a source for the numbers. It is not a source for comparing various countries, at various points in time in terms of nominal GDP. Doing something like that *IS* meaningless and constructing such tables simply betrays fundamental ignorance of economic concepts. Find a reliable source which carries out this kind of comparison. Volunteer Marek  02:26, 24 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For example [1], [2], [3] or [4]. --Jklamo (talk) 06:54, 24 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
First source is a copy of a wikipedia article. Second one is tables of real gdp, with one table where nominal and real gdps are compared by country (it's essentially a measure of the Gdp Deflator. There's no indication that the third one is a reliable source (the, quote, "how to get a girl back after a break uphow do i get my ex girlfriend back how to get a girlfriend back how to get your ex girlfriend back fasthow to make your girlfriend want you" is a good indication that it's not). The fourth is IMF - again, there's no denying that IMF compiles statistics on nominal gdps. That's different than comparing economies across time and space in terms of nominal gdp. Volunteer Marek  07:06, 24 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Screwed up?[edit]

Is the list screwed up? Somalia's a 120 billion economy now? — Junchuann  12:00, 16 December 2014 (UTC) Very screwed up, I tell you. Just updated it.Luckimg2 (talk) 14:53, 11 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For some reason, Alregia's GDP figured as less than a half of what the IMF estimated as for 2016. I made the correction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:08, 25 June 2017 (UTC) May be that is why the total is shown as 2,191.104 but when we add them all it gives 2,266.788? May be the list should be revisited? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:49, 26 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There should be only two digits after the decimal point in per capital column[edit]

The per capital column list per capital amounts is two ways: with two digits after the decimal point and with three. It should only be two. It should consistent down the column. It would be easier to read. I went through and removed the third digit, rounding up or down as appropriate. --Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 05:43, 26 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looks like someone reverted your change. Not sure why. Who cares about one tenth of a US cent? In fact, who cares about decimals at all? Rounded to the nearest dollar is already sufficient. (talk) 09:28, 4 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 2022 Update[edit]

Creating this section for any discussion on update to IMF April 2022 Data. I have fixed a broken citation, and fixed the headings of the table. I plan to now update the data using the recent IMF update. Following that publish, I will edit any needed order changes to the countries. I want separate publishes for reference documentation. One important note is the citation for IMF is not "Africa." IMF does not have an "Africa" category but separates its data by Middle East / North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). When fixing the broken IMF link, I provided both separated MENA (only NA) and SSA, IMF links.

Please discuss (or argue! haha) any issues with my update below. Thank you! BevoLJ (talk) 07:01, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have done the update. Please someone proof read. It was a LOT! Maybe mistakes. BevoLJ (talk) 07:48, 2 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]