APEC Members

 

APEC has 21 highly diverse member economies, which account for approximately 40% of the world's population, approximately 58% of world GDP, 49% of world trade, and 52% of world total FDI inflows.

All member economies can claim at least one Pacific shoreline, and range from colossal economies like the US and China, to tiny and unsophisticated economies like Papua New Guinea, from services economies like Hong Kong and Singapore, to resource economies like Peru. They span a wide range of cultures and national religions, and as a result see the non-binding character of policies and principles as a distinguishing strength, enabling high levels of aspiration, and immense flexibility.
 



 

An Overview of APEC Member Economies (2013)

  APEC Members Date of Joining Population
(millions)
GDP
(US$ billions)
Trade in goods
(US$ billions)
FDI inflows
(US$ billions)
APEC total 2,789.9 41,014.7 17,944.5 697.2
Australia 6-7 Nov 1989 23.13 1,560.5 494.7 51.9
Brunei Darussalam 6-7 Nov 1989 0.417 16.1 15.0 0.9
Canada 6-7 Nov 1989 35.1 1,826.7 932.5 67.5
Indonesia 6-7 Nov 1989 249.8 868.3 370.5 23.2
Japan 6-7 Nov 1989 127.3 4,901.5 1,548.1 3.7
Korea 6-7 Nov 1989 50.2 1,304.5 1,075.1 12.2
Malaysia 6-7 Nov 1989 29.7 312.4 434.2 11.5
New Zealand 6-7 Nov 1989 4.4 185.7 79.0  -0.5
The Philippines 6-7 Nov 1989 98.3 272.0 121.6 3.6
Singapore 6-7 Nov 1989 5.3 297.9 783.2 63.7
Thailand 6-7 Nov 1989 67.0 587.2 479.2 12.6
The United States 6-7 Nov 1989 316.1 16,800.0 3,908.5 294.9
China 12-14 Nov 1991 1,357.3 9,240.2 4,188.9 347.8
Hong Kong, China 12-14 Nov 1991 7.1 274.0 1,157.7 76.6
Chinese Taipei 12-14 Nov 1991 23.3 489.1 575.2 3.6
Mexico 17-19 Nov 1993 122.3 1,260.9 771.0 39.1
Papua New Guinea 17-19 Nov 1993 7.3 15.2 11.2 0.2
Chile 11-12 Nov 1994 17.6 277.1 151.7 20.2
Peru 14-15 Nov 1998 30.3 202.2 85.7 9.2
Russia 14-15 Nov 1998 143.4 2,096.7 866.1 70.6
Viet Nam 14-15 Nov 1998 89.7 171.3 264.0 8.9

Source: APEC Key Indicators Database; UNCTAD Statistical Database.








 

 

There are three official observers of APEC: