… by 2050. That’s the conclusion of PwC’s study “The BRICs and Beyond: prospects, challenges and opportunities.” Perhaps this is one more of those studies predicting infinite growth for the BRICs based on past decade data… but it’s worth a read.

Here are some of their findings:

“China is projected to overtake the US as the largest economy by 2017 in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms and by 2027 in market exchange rate terms. India should become the third ‘global economic giant’ by 2050, a long way ahead of Brazil, which we expect to move up to 4th place ahead of Japan.

Russia could overtake Germany to become the largest European economy before 2020 in PPP terms and by
around 2035 at market exchange rates. Emerging economies such as Mexico and Indonesia could be larger than
the UK and France by 2050, and Turkey larger than Italy.”

Seemed interesting, until I read the rankings below. Then, I realized, perhaps the study was more entertainment than anything else.

Here’s the ranking projection based on PPP (Nigeria in 13th by 2050? WTF?):

Source: PwC

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5 Responses to PwC: “Brazil to surpass Japan and become the world’s 4th largest economy”

  1. Maria says:

    And which of us readers is going to live long enough to enjoy that fact?

  2. frank stein says:

    SINCE THEY ARE ASSURED OF THE FUTURE THE BRAZILIANS WILL SIT ON THEIR BUTTS AND WAIT. IN 2050 THERE WILL BE A NEW “RESEARCH” SHOWING THAT IT WILL HAPPEN IN 2100.

  3. Rafael says:

    How it will happen? Brazil needs to grow around 10% per year in the next 37 years.

  4. Celmo says:

    And everybody will live happy ever after hurray!
    Just one more reason for the Brazilians to sit on their buts and keep watching novels.

  5. Celmo says:

    I meant to say NOVELAS

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