China Could Close U.S. Nominal GDP Lead Due To Coronavirus

China Could Close U.S. Nominal GDP Lead Due To Coronavirus

James Bullard, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has predicted a possible halving of U.S. GDP (far worse than even Goldman Sachs’s dire prediction of a 24% drop), Fortune noted in a newsletter. On nominal value, the U.S. has the world’s largest GDP at $21.2 trillion with China coming behind at $14.24 trillion, according to data from Trending Economics.  While China will certainly see a drop in GDP,  if Bullard’s prediction comes to pass, it could possibly see the U.S. and China at near nominal GDP parity for the first time, as many expect the coronavirus impact in the U.S. to be more than China’s. (On PPP, purchasing power parity,  China is the largest economy, with a GDP (PPP) of $25.27 trillion.)

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