The changing center of economic gravity

The changing center of economic gravity
Economic center of gravity is calculated by weighting locations by GDP in three dimensions and projected to the nearest point on the earth’s surface. The surface projection of the center of gravity shifts north over the course of the century, reflecting the fact that in three-dimensional space America and Asia are not only “next” to each other, but also “across” from each other.

Finding the World’s economic center of gravity (1-2003)
Each point is the average of all economic activity for a certain year.

Finding the World's economic center of gravity (1-2003)
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