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National Savings

Map No. 310

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This map shows the distribution of gross national savings: that is the difference between Gross National Income and (public and private) expenditure. Education is counted as an expense and environmental degradation is not counted here.

The largest national savings are in the United States, Japan, China and Germany. These are the largest territories on the map. As a proportion of the United States’ savings: India’s were one tenth; Taiwan’s were one hundredth; Azerbaijan’s were one thousandth; Benin’s savings were one ten thousandth; and Sierra Leone’s were one hundred thousandth.

"... poverty in the world is an artificial creation. It doesn’t belong to human civilization, and we can change ... the only thing we have to do is to redesign our institutions and policies ..." Muhammad Yunus, 2006

Territory size shows the proportion of gross national savings made by all territories that were made there.


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