Total economic cost as % of GDP, 2019
Current and future estimates of the economic impacts of overweight and obesity
In 2019, the economic impacts of overweight and obesity in ranged from $5.5billion in South Africa to $38.8billion in Brazil. In per capita terms, this equated to $17 in India to $940 in Australia. As a % of GDP, this equated to 0.8% of GDP in India to 2.4% of GDP in Saudi Arabia. This is average of a 1.8% GDP loss across the the 8 countries.
By 2060, economics impacts are projected to increase in all 8 countries. This is due to predicted increases in overweight and obesity prevalence, population changes, and economic growth. Economics impacts are predicted to range from $27.5billion in South Africa to $479billion in India. In per capita terms, this equates to $290 in India to $2,956 in Australia. As a % of GDP, this equates to 2.4% of GDP in Spain to 4.9% of GDP in Thailand. This is average of a 3.6% GDP loss across the the 8 countries.