Sobre la supuesta riqueza de las naciones

Resulta que el otro día leyendo un artículo sobre “off shore fincence” en el Economist,
La economías más ricas por “GDP per person” son los ya clásicos Bermuda –por motivos obvios- y Luxemburgo en primer y segundo lugar respectivamente y en tercer lugar,….Guinea Ecuatorial! Lo habéis leído bien. La excolonia española ocupa el tercer lugar del ranking en cuanto a GDP por persona en estimaciones del 2006, por delante de Noruega, Estados Unidos, o Canadá.
No hace falta saber mucho sobre la estructura económica guineana para intuir que su poca población (creo que de un millón) y sus divisas del petróleo explican en parte que su GDP por persona (no en PPA) sea tan elevado.
Aún con todo, sigo sin explicarme que esté en el número 3 con 50.000 dolares

Rank
Country
GDP – per capita (PPP)
Date of Information
1
Bermuda
$ 69,900
2004 est.
2
Luxembourg
$ 68,800
2006 est.
3
Equatorial Guinea
$ 50,200
2005 est.
4
United Arab Emirates
$ 49,700
2006 est.
5
Norway
$ 47,800
2006 est.
6
Guernsey
$ 44,600
2005
7
Cayman Islands
$ 43,800
2004 est.
8
Ireland
$ 43,600
2006 est.
9
United States
$ 43,500
2006 est.
10
Jersey
$ 40,000
2003 est.
11
British Virgin Islands
$ 38,500
2004 est.
12
Iceland
$ 38,100
2006 est.
13
Denmark
$ 37,000
2006 est.
14
Hong Kong
$ 36,500
2006 est.
15
Canada
$ 35,200
2006 est.
16
San Marino
$ 34,600
2001 est.
17
Austria
$ 34,100
2006 est.
18
Switzerland
$ 33,600
2006 est.
19
Japan
$ 33,100
2006 est.
20
Australia
$ 32,900
2006 est.
21
Finland
$ 32,800
2006 est.
22
Belgium
$ 31,800
2006 est.
23
Netherlands
$ 31,700
2006 est.
24
Sweden
$ 31,600
2006 est.
25
Germany
$ 31,400
2006 est.
26
United Kingdom
$ 31,400
2006 est.
27
Faroe Islands
$ 31,000
2001 est.
28
Singapore
$ 30,900
2006 est.
29
France
$ 30,100
2006 est.
30
Italy
$ 29,700
2006 est.
31
Qatar
$ 29,400
2006 est.
32
European Union
$ 29,300
2006 est.
33
Taiwan
$ 29,000
2006 est.
34
Gibraltar
$ 27,900
2000 est.
35
Isle of Man
$ 27,800
2003 est.
36
Monaco
$ 27,000
2000 est.
37
Spain
$ 27,000
2006 est.

CIA Wolrd Factbook

Y si observamos su producción, está tan solo en el número 33 del ránking de países productores de petróleo,
Rank
Country
Oil – production(bbl/day)
Date of Information
1
World
83,000,000
2004 est.
2
Saudi Arabia
9,475,000
2005 est.
3
Russia
9,400,000
2005 est.
4
United States
7,610,000
2005 est.
5
Iran
3,979,000
2005 est.
6
China
3,631,000
2005
7
Mexico
3,420,000
2005 est.
8
Norway
3,220,000
2005 est.
9
European Union
3,172,000
2004
10
Canada
3,135,000
2004
11
Venezuela
3,081,000
2005 est.
12
Nigeria
2,451,000
2005 est.
13
Kuwait
2,418,000
2005 est.
14
United Arab Emirates
2,396,000
2005 est.
15
Iraq
2,093,000
2005 est.
16
Brazil
2,090,000
2006 est.
17
United Kingdom
2,075,000
2004 est.
18
Libya
1,720,000
2006 est.
19
Angola
1,600,000
2005 est.
20
Algeria
1,373,000
2005 est.
21
Kazakhstan
1,300,000
2005 est.
22
Indonesia
1,061,000
2005 est.
23
Qatar
790,500
2005 est.
24
India
785,000
2005 est.
25
Malaysia
770,000
2005 est.
26
Oman
769,000
2005 est.
27
Argentina
745,000
2005 est.
28
Egypt
700,000
2005 est.
29
Australia
530,000
2005 est.
30
Colombia
512,400
2005 est.
31
Ecuador
493,200
2005 est.
32
Azerbaijan
477,000
2005 est.
33
Equatorial Guinea
420,000
2005 est.

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One response to “Sobre la supuesta riqueza de las naciones

  1. Despite a per capita GDP (PPP) of more than US$30,000[10] (CIA Factbook $50,200[11]) which is as of 2006 the second highest in the world (after Luxembourg), Equatorial Guinea ranks 121st out of 177 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index.

    In July 2004, the U.S. Senate published an investigation into Riggs Bank, a Washington-based bank into which most of Equatorial Guinea’s oil revenues were paid until recently, and which also banked for Chile’s Augusto Pinochet. The Senate report, as to Equatorial Guinea, showed that at least $35 million were siphoned off by Obiang, his family and senior officials of his regime. The president has denied any wrongdoing. While Riggs Bank in February 2005 paid $9 million as restitution for its banking for Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, no restitution was made with regard to Equatorial Guinea, as reported in detail in[12] this Anti-Money Laundering Report from Inner City Press.

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