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Table 2 Germany's key facts compared to the USA

From: The role of the state in the entrepreneurship ecosystem: insights from Germany

  Germany USA
Size (CIA 2014) 357,022 km2 9,826,675 km2
Population (World Bank 2014a) 80.62 million 316.1 million
GDP (absolute, 2013) (OECD 2014) $3.504 trillion $16.800 trillion
GDP growth (2013) (OECD 2014) 0.4% 1.9%
GDP per capita (current, 2012) (OECD 2014) $41,098 $51,689
Smartphone penetrationa 40% 62%
  1. aCitizen older than 14 years. Source for Germany: Bitkom: Presseinformation ‘Neuer Rekord bei Smartphones,’ http://www.bitkom.org/de/markt_statistik/64042_77345.aspx. Source for USA: https://www.comscore.com/Insights/Press-Releases/2013/11/comScore-Reports-September-2013-U.S.-Smartphone-Subscriber-Market-Share.