• The 100 biggest metropolitan centers across the region make up one fifth of the global economy, or $22 trillion worth in 2014.
  • This is according to the Brookings Institution, which identified the 100 largest metro economies >>> 49 in China, 19 in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, 12 in North America, seven each in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and six in Australia and New Zealand.
  • The 100 biggest metropolitan economies in the Asia Pacific region together accounted for 20 percent of global GDP and 29 percent of global GDP growth in 2014.
  • If they were a single country, they’d be the largest national economy on earth with $21.9 trillion in output last year.

Asia Pacific cities are driving the global economy