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
 

Europe

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Eastern Europe