Table 1. Per capita gross domestic product growth rates for selected regions and time periods (percent per year).

Region  
1870–1913
 
1913–1950
 
1950–1980
 
1980–1992
 
1990–2000
Western Europe  
1.3
 
0.9
 
3.5
 
1.7
 
1.7
Australia, Canada,
New Zealand, USA
 
1.8
 
1.6
 
2.2
 
1.3
 
1.9
Eastern Europe  
1.0
 
1.2
 
2.9
 
-2.4
 
0.6
Latin America  
1.5
 
1.5
 
2.5
 
-0.6
 
1.4
Asia  
0.6
 
0.1
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.2
Africa  
0.5
 
1.0
 
1.8
 
-0.8
 
0.1
World (sample of
199 countries)
 
1.3
 
0.9
 
2.5
 
1.1
 
1.5