Mature Markets: Introduction

Mature markets, also known as developed markets, are countries that have the most advanced economies and capital markets. These countries have high GDP, GNP, and per capital income. Mature markets are also characterized by industrialization; including countries with primarily service economies. Mature markets offer more stability, lower risk, and additional security over that of emerging and frontier markets.

Indicator Least
Developed
Countries
Average Source: United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) classification.

*Average calculated for countries where data is available
Mature Markets
Average
Major
Developed
Countries
Average Source: United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) classification.

*Average calculated for countries where data is available
GDP growth (annual %)2.94%2.18%1.42%
GNI growth (annual %)5.35%1.89%1.51%
Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)6.49%0.39%0.34%
Real interest rate (%)12.88%3.39%2.98%
Current account balance (% of GDP)-11.33%3.61%0.37%
Imports of goods and services (annual % growth)2.82%3.98%4.32%
Exports of goods and services (annual % growth)-2.17%3.98%4.04%
Unemployment, total (% of total labor force) (modeled ILO estimate)7.38%7.6%7.21%
Note: Please hover over a country on the map to view country's key economic statistics.

Source: World Bank

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