ASEAN covers a land area of 4.4 million km², 3% of the total land area of earth. The territorial waters of ASEAN member-states is about three times larger than its land counterpart. It has a population of approximately 617 million people, or 8.8% of the world's population. In 2012, its combined nominal GDP had grown to more than US$2.3 trillion. If ASEAN were a single entity, it would rank as the seventh largest economy in the world, behind the US, China, Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
ASEAN six majors refer to the six largest economies in the area with economies many times larger than the remaining four ASEAN countries. (GDP/PPP Billion USD) Indonesia: 2,389.0 Thailand: 964.5 Malaysia: 693.6 Singapore: 425.3 Phillipines: 643.1 Vietnam: 475.0 (Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Southeast_Asian_Nations)
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