And among the FIFA World Cup finalists

A commenter –  my son –  asked how the countries which were finalists at the last football World Cup have done.

The chart is below, done using the Conference Board’s annual database.  Curiously the two finalists have done the best, but the productivity performance (in favour of Brazil) reverses the crushing victory Germany secured in that memorable final.

Of these four countries, the Netherlands has the highest level of real GDP per hour worked


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