Emerging Markets

South Africa Demographics

Strong economic growth in the past two decades has helped reduce poverty in Africa and increased the size of the middle class.  By 2010, the middle class has risen to 34% of Africa's population - or nearly 350 million people - up from 126 million or 27% in 1980 and about 220 million people or 27% in 2000, according to the African Development Bank. 

  • The Republic of South Africa: 2011 (est.) selected statistics:
    • Population: ~49 Million (2012 est.)
    • Official languages: 11
    • Country capital: Pretoria
    • Currency: Rand
    • GDP (ppp): $555 billion
    • GDP per Capita (PPP): $11,000

Australia Demographics

  • Commonwealth of Australia: 2011 (est.) selected statistics:
    • Population: ~22 Million (2012 est.)
    • Official language: English
    • Country capital: Canberra
    • Currency: Australian dollar
    • GDP (ppp): $915 billion
    • GDP per Capita (PPP): $40,800

Brazil Demographics

According to the Brasil's Secretariat of Strategic Affairs of the Presidency (SAE) 31 million people joined the Brazilian middle class over the decade from 1999 to 2009. Bringing the total number of middle class citizens to about 95 million.

  • Brazil: 2011 (est.) selected statistics:
    • Population: ~ 199 Million (2012 est.)
    • Official Language: Portuguese
    • Country Capital: Brasilia
    • Currency: Real
    • GDP (ppp): $2.3 trillion
    • GDP per Capita (PPP): $11,800

Hungary Demographics

  • Hungary: 2011 (est.) selected statistics:
    • Population: ~ 10 Million (2012 est.)
    • Official Language: Hungarian
    • Country Capital: Budapest
    • Currency: Forint
    • GDP (ppp): $196 billion
    • GDP per Capita (PPP): $19,600

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