Saturday, May 16, 2015

High Tech Export per Capita



While browsing through WorldBank Data, I found a very good country indicator: High Technology Exports. I have no idea how reliable it is; but it's data and thus should be analyzed.

As Nobel laureate Robert Solow and economist Trevor Swan showed in the 1950s, technological progress is the key to a country’s long-term increase in its material well-being. So, I also think comparing countries by looking at their "High Tech Export per Capita" would be a very good gauge to identify the real superpowers and estimate countries' future performance.

Here is the output of my analysis:


Rank  Country   High-Tech Export (in USD)   Population   High-Tech Export per Capita (in USD) 
1  Singapore   135,601,531,429.00  5,399,200.00  25,115.12
2  Switzerland   53,350,361,422.00  8,087,875.00  6,596.34
3  Ireland   21,914,722,722.00  4,597,558.00  4,766.60
4  Netherlands   69,039,551,874.00  16,804,432.00  4,108.41
5  Korea, Rep.   130,460,427,536.00  50,219,669.00  2,597.80
6  Germany   193,087,960,652.00  80,651,873.00  2,394.09
7  Malta   1,011,832,290.00  423,374.00  2,389.93
8  Austria   18,412,394,058.00  8,479,823.00  2,171.32
9  Malaysia   60,371,906,718.00  29,716,965.00  2,031.56
10  Czech Republic   20,921,357,479.00  10,514,272.00  1,989.81
11  Sweden   17,024,529,823.00  9,600,379.00  1,773.32
12  France   112,999,509,750.00  65,939,866.00  1,713.68
13  Denmark   9,185,071,604.00  5,614,932.00  1,635.83
14  Hungary   14,470,677,145.00  9,893,899.00  1,462.59
15  Slovak Republic   7,574,416,351.00  5,413,393.00  1,399.20
16  Israel   9,634,614,000.00  8,059,500.00  1,195.44
17  Estonia   1,301,770,755.00  1,317,997.00  987.69
18  Norway   4,826,367,842.00  5,080,166.00  950.04
19  Canada   29,136,849,244.00  35,154,279.00  828.83
20  Japan   105,075,614,374.00  127,338,621.00  825.17
21  Slovenia   1,466,833,567.00  2,059,953.00  712.07
22  Finland   3,724,745,015.00  5,438,972.00  684.83
23  Costa Rica   3,065,086,038.00  4,872,166.00  629.10
24  Lithuania   1,782,051,127.00  2,957,689.00  602.51
25  Thailand   33,901,233,425.00  67,010,502.00  505.91
26  Italy   29,752,353,792.00  60,233,948.00  493.95
27  United States   147,833,168,925.00  316,128,839.00  467.64
28  Latvia   925,175,276.00  2,012,647.00  459.68
29  China   560,058,333,865.00  1,357,380,000.00  412.60
30  United Kingdom   24,215,736,361.00  64,106,779.00  377.74
31  Mexico   45,418,666,690.00  122,332,399.00  371.27
32  Spain   16,346,453,615.00  46,617,825.00  350.65
33  Poland   12,052,190,656.00  38,514,479.00  312.93
34  Vietnam   27,819,466,251.00  89,708,900.00  310.11
35  Iceland   93,401,352.00  323,764.00  288.49
36  Philippines   19,644,559,022.00  98,393,574.00  199.65
37  Australia   4,565,211,317.00  23,129,300.00  197.38
38  Portugal   1,941,800,274.00  10,457,295.00  185.69
39  Kazakhstan   3,074,242,429.00  17,035,275.00  180.46
40  New Zealand   723,215,367.00  4,442,100.00  162.81
41  Bulgaria   1,127,973,668.00  7,265,115.00  155.26
42  Croatia   633,235,596.00  4,255,700.00  148.80
43  Romania   2,857,606,634.00  19,981,358.00  143.01
44  Brunei Darussalam   53,165,101.00  417,784.00  127.25
45  Hong Kong SAR, China   599,663,754.00  7,187,500.00  83.43
46  Belarus   766,682,600.00  9,466,000.00  80.99
47  Greece   854,961,530.00  11,027,549.00  77.53
48  Barbados   21,254,959.00  284,644.00  74.67
49  Russian Federation   8,655,776,675.00  143,499,861.00  60.32
50  Argentina   2,433,526,528.00  41,446,246.00  58.72
51  Tunisia   616,390,976.00  10,886,500.00  56.62
52  Macedonia, FYR   117,522,964.00  2,107,158.00  55.77
53  Uruguay   189,270,799.00  3,407,062.00  55.55
54  Ukraine   2,189,031,951.00  45,489,600.00  48.12
55  Serbia   334,511,622.00  7,164,132.00  46.69
56  Oman   159,946,807.00  3,632,444.00  44.03
57  Brazil   8,391,851,904.00  200,361,925.00  41.88
58  South Africa   2,216,621,904.00  53,157,490.00  41.70
59  Bermuda   2,627,023.00  65,024.00  40.40
60  French Polynesia   8,677,315.00  276,831.00  31.35
61  Turkey   2,177,045,885.00  74,932,641.00  29.05
62  Morocco   949,971,530.00  33,008,150.00  28.78
63  Chile   506,333,729.00  17,619,708.00  28.74
64  El Salvador   177,673,567.00  6,340,454.00  28.02
65  Cyprus   30,802,956.00  1,141,166.00  26.99
66  Kuwait   84,074,873.00  3,368,572.00  24.96
67  Bosnia and Herzegovina   80,264,967.00  3,829,307.00  20.96
68  Indonesia   4,818,332,512.00  249,865,631.00  19.28
69  Namibia   44,037,568.00  2,303,315.00  19.12
70  Greenland   897,746.00  56,483.00  15.89
71  Aruba   1,627,152.00  102,911.00  15.81
72  Colombia   735,600,970.00  48,321,405.00  15.22
73  India   16,693,424,357.00  1,252,139,596.00  13.33
74  Guatemala   197,058,734.00  15,468,203.00  12.74
75  Botswana   24,724,995.00  2,021,144.00  12.23
76  Jordan   77,614,246.00  6,460,000.00  12.01
77  Saudi Arabia   287,738,543.00  28,828,870.00  9.98
78  Lebanon   41,298,274.00  4,467,390.00  9.24
79  Congo, Rep.   38,020,954.00  4,447,632.00  8.55
80  Paraguay   57,084,945.00  6,802,295.00  8.39
81  Mongolia   22,066,017.00  2,839,073.00  7.77
82  Montenegro   4,774,385.00  621,383.00  7.68
83  Azerbaijan   71,872,403.00  9,416,801.00  7.63
84  Peru   176,255,389.00  30,375,603.00  5.80
85  Mauritius   6,228,178.00  1,258,653.00  4.95
86  Georgia   21,682,663.00  4,487,200.00  4.83
87  Ecuador   71,780,677.00  15,737,878.00  4.56
88  Bolivia   44,104,415.00  10,671,200.00  4.13
89  Moldova   14,300,836.00  3,558,566.00  4.02
90  Sri Lanka   69,142,802.00  20,483,000.00  3.38
91  Mozambique   80,780,608.00  25,833,752.00  3.13
92  Fiji   2,689,877.00  881,065.00  3.05
93  Armenia   8,886,596.00  2,976,566.00  2.99
94  Kyrgyz Republic   16,771,386.00  5,719,600.00  2.93
95  Niger   48,628,117.00  17,831,270.00  2.73
96  Zambia   39,418,578.00  14,538,640.00  2.71
97  Ghana   59,681,091.00  25,904,598.00  2.30
98  Albania   6,256,686.00  2,897,366.00  2.16
99  Pakistan   348,751,224.00  182,142,594.00  1.91
100  Cote d'Ivoire   38,666,706.00  20,316,086.00  1.90
101  Timor-Leste   1,906,777.00  1,180,069.00  1.62
102  Jamaica   4,346,223.00  2,714,734.00  1.60
103  Senegal   22,270,856.00  14,133,280.00  1.58
104  Zimbabwe   18,294,566.00  14,149,648.00  1.29
105  Nicaragua   7,424,951.00  6,080,478.00  1.22
106  Cambodia   16,145,811.00  15,135,169.00  1.07
107  Samoa   195,335.00  190,372.00  1.03
108  Tanzania   44,156,835.00  49,253,126.00  0.90
109  Egypt, Arab Rep.   70,412,348.00  82,056,378.00  0.86
110  Burkina Faso   13,894,791.00  16,934,839.00  0.82
111  Venezuela, RB   18,092,984.00  30,405,207.00  0.60
112  Sao Tome and Principe   114,456.00  192,993.00  0.59
113  Nigeria   84,049,641.00  173,615,345.00  0.48
114  Malawi   5,416,216.00  16,362,567.00  0.33
115  Solomon Islands   177,224.00  561,231.00  0.32
116  Uganda   8,152,925.00  37,578,876.00  0.22
117  Rwanda   2,067,994.00  11,776,522.00  0.18
118  Madagascar   3,447,084.00  22,924,851.00  0.15
119  Togo   938,484.00  6,816,982.00  0.14
120  Yemen, Rep.   2,668,283.00  24,407,381.00  0.11
121  West Bank and Gaza   369,027.00  4,169,506.00  0.09
122  Ethiopia   7,986,999.00  94,100,756.00  0.08
123  Algeria   3,152,281.00  39,208,194.00  0.08
124  Nepal   1,768,386.00  27,797,457.00  0.06
125  Guyana   43,349.00  799,613.00  0.05
126  Benin   549,020.00  10,323,474.00  0.05
127  Gambia, The   54,418.00  1,849,285.00  0.03
128  Kiribati   2,648.00  102,351.00  0.03
129  Panama   50,963.00  3,864,170.00  0.01
130  Central African Republic   1,325.00  4,616,417.00  0.00