Canada’s GDP to fall out of top 10 by 2020: report

Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests China will surpass US by 2030

TORONTO — A UK-based think-tank says Canada will have the world’s 10th largest economy in 2017, but will be overtaken in a few years by South Korea.

The analysis from the Centre for Economics and Business Research, published in co-operation with Global Construction Perspectives, estimates Canada’s gross domestic product will be worth 1.635 trillion US dollars next year.

That would put Canada’s GDP just ahead of South Korea, ranked No. 11.

But by the end of 2019, the think-tank says Canada will be knocked to 11th spot by South Korea – in current US dollars.

It also forecasts Canada’s ranking will drop to No. 12 on the World Economic League Table by 2030 – when the US will drop to No. 2, from the top spot that it has held for decades, by China.

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