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Global Wealth Reaches New All-Time High

Despite a decade of negative real returns on equities, several equity bear markets and the collapse of housing bubbles, the 2013 Credit Suisse Wealth Report finds that global wealth has more than doubled since 2000, reaching a new all-time high of 241 trillion US dollars. Strong economic growth and rising population levels in emerging nations are important drivers of this trend. Average wealth per adult has also hit a new peak of 51,600 US dollars, but inequality remains high.

source: Credit Suisse Research Institute

Wealth Per Adult Across Countries: Switzerland Remains On Top

As already noted, global household wealth equates to 51,600 US dollars per adult, a new all-time high for average net worth. This average global value masks considerable variation across countries and regions, as is evident in the figure. The richest nations, with wealth per adult over 100,000 US dollars, are found in North America, Western Europe, and among the rich Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern countries. They are headed by Switzerland, which in 2011 became the first country in which average wealth exceeded 500,000 US dollars. It dropped below this mark in 2012, but this year equity price rises resulted in a new peak value of 513,000 US dollars per adult. Australia (403,000 US dollars), Norway (380,000 US dollars) and Luxembourg (315,000 US dollars) all experienced an increase in wealth per adult and retain their respective second, third and fourth places from 2012. The United States, Sweden, France, Singapore, Belgium and Denmark are close behind, with average wealth per adult in the 250,000 to 300,000 US dollar range. A year ago, Japan moved up to fourth place in the table, but it has now been demoted and no longer ranks among the top ten countries.

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 average中級[形容詞] 平均的; [動詞] 算出...的平均數;使平衡; 平均為; [名詞] 平均;平均數
 bubbles中級bubble(沸騰;冒泡) 的第三人稱單數現在式; bubble(水泡,氣泡) 的複數
 collapse中級[動詞] 倒塌; [名詞] 倒塌
 considerable中級[形容詞] 相當大的;相當多的
 credit中級[動詞] 把...記入貸方; [名詞] 信用;貸方
 decade中級[名詞] 十;十年
 despite中級[介系詞] 不管,儘管,任憑
 economic中級[形容詞] 經濟上的;經濟學的
 emerging中級emerge(浮現;出現) 的現在分詞
 equates中高級equate(用符號表示某種關係;等同) 的第三人稱單數現在式
 equities中高級equity(公平;抵押資產的淨值) 的複數
 equity中高級[名詞] 公平;抵押資產的淨值
 evident中級[形容詞] 明顯的;明白的
 exceeded中高級exceed(超過;勝過) 的過去式及過去分詞
 experienced中高級[形容詞] 有經驗的;老練的;熟練的; experience(經歷;感受) 的過去式及過去分詞
 found中級[動詞] 建立;建造;鑄造;熔化; find(找到) 的過去式及過去分詞
 global中級[形容詞] 全世界的
 household中級[形容詞] 家庭的; [名詞] 一家人;家眷;家庭,戶
 housing中級house(給...房子住) 的現在分詞; [名詞] 房屋,住宅
 net中級[形容詞] 純淨的,純的,淨值的;最終的; [動詞] 用網捕;使淨賺; [名詞] 網子
 noted中高級[形容詞] 有名的; note(注意;記下) 的過去式及過去分詞
 pacific中級[形容詞] (大寫) 太平洋的; 愛好和平的; 溫和的;平靜的; [名詞] (大寫) 太平洋
 peak中級[形容詞] 最高的,高峰的; [動詞] 使尖起;達到高峰;聳起; [名詞] 山頂;頂端;高峰
 per中級[介系詞] 經,由;每;按照
 ranks中級rank(把...分等;把...評級) 的第三人稱單數現在式; rank(等級;地位,身分) 的複數
 remains中級remain(剩下,餘留) 的第三人稱單數現在式; [名詞] 剩餘(物);遺跡;遺體
 respective中高級[形容詞] 分別的;各自的
 retain中級[動詞] 保留,保持
 states中級state(陳述) 的第三人稱單數現在式; state(狀態;美國的州) 的複數
 trend中級[名詞] 趨勢,傾向;時尚
 trillion中高級[名詞] 兆; trillion(兆) 的複數
 united中級[形容詞] 聯合的; unite(統一;使團結) 的過去式及過去分詞
 up中高級[形容詞] 向上的;上行的; [動詞] 提高;增加;舉起;突然站起; up(提高;增加;舉起;突然站起) 的過去式及過去分詞; [副詞] 向上; [介系詞] 向...上; [名詞] 上升;走運
 variation中高級[名詞] 變化;變異
 wealth中級[名詞] 財富;大量