FINANZE - NEWS NEWS it FINANZE RSS Feed Generator La Cina diventa la quarta economia mondiale China becomes world’s fourth largest economy Printer Friendly Email ArticleJul. 5, 2006 (China Knowledge) - China, with its large gross domestic product (GDP) figures, has outstripped the U.K. to become the world’s fourth-largest economy after the U.S., Japan, and Germany, China Daily reported quoting the World Bank's latest calculations.The World Bank said that China produced US$2.26 trillion in output in 2005, which was 0.004% or US$94 million more than Britain.China last year overtook Britain as the fourth-largest economy based on GDP converted into U.S. dollars at current exchange rates.However, the World Bank’s ranking calculates gross national income converted into dollars using a method of currency calculation known as the Atlas method, which is supposed to smooth out exchange rate fluctuations through the use of a 3-year average.Gross national income comprises gross domestic product (GDP) plus net inflows of income such as rents, profits and salaries from abroad.Copyright © 2006 Wed, 5 Jul 2006 00:00:00 GMT