BRICS Will Soon Account for More Than Half the World Economy

The combined economies of the BRICS member states – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are set to expand by about 20 percent in roughly a decade, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has announced.

“The BRICS countries’ economy today accounts for a third of the global economy. According to our conservative estimates, by 2030 our economies will make up more than half of the entire world economy,” Siluanov said at the BRICS International Competition Conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

Members of the alliance continue to work on eliminating trade barriers between them and can set an example for other counties, the minister added.

BRIC was established in 2006 by Brazil, Russia, India and China, before South Africa joined the bloc in 2010, adding the “S” to the acronym. As of 2018, combined nominal GDP of these five emerging economies amounted to $18.6 trillion….Read More