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The Chinese and the U.S. economies are the two largest in the world.

The United States has had the world’s largest economy for about 140 years, and it roughly accounts for 22% of global GDP. However, in recent times China has overtaken the US by at least one measure of total economic strength, which is GDP based on purchasing power parity (PPP).

Still, the U.S. remains much larger in terms of GDP Per Capita and Per Capita Disposable Income.

And as the Visual Capitalist points out, the makeup of each economy is totally different. The United States is a sophisticated and highly diversified economy that is based on services, finance, and consumption from the middle class. China has similar aspirations in the future, but right now it is resource-intensive growth engine making the transition from a manufacturing hub to a consumer-driven economy.

H/T South China Morning Post via The Visual Capitalist. For a full resolution version of the infographic, click here.

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