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These are the EU countries with the largest economies

The European Union has the third-largest economy in the world and accounts for one-sixth of global trade, says Visual Capitalist. Image: Unsplash/Ibrahim Boran

Pallavi Rao
Writer, Visual Capitalist
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A chart showing the European economy.
All 27 member countries make up one internal market of the European economy. Image: Visual Capitalist

A table showing when countries joined the EU economy
Belgium joined the EU in 1958. Image: Visual Capitalist

A table showing how much each member state contributes to the EU's gross domestic product.
France contributes 16.72% to the EU economy. Image: Visual Capitalist

A table showing how different sectors impact the EU economy.
The EU economy relies heavily on the services sector. Image: Visual Capitalist


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