IELTS graph 268 - GDP growth per year for three countries

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar/ Column Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the GDP growth per year for three countries between 2007 and 2010.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

GDP growth (annual %)

Graph 268 - GDP in three countries

Sample Answer:
The column graph compares the annual GDP growth of Tunisia, Japan and Ecuador from 2007 to 2010. Overall, yearly GDP (Gross domestic product) growth for Tunisia and Ecuador was higher than that of Japan in 2007 but Japan managed to accelerate it while it reduced in two other countries over the period.  

To start with, GDP growth in Tunisia in 2007 was over 6% which was thrice and double than that of Japan and Ecuador respectively. Next year, all these three country’s GDP growth were similar, ranging from 4 to 5 percent. However, in 2009 Japan witnessed a steady increase in its GDP while both Ecuador and Tunisia’s GDP plummeted remarkably. The same scenario continued in the next year and Japan had a far better GDP in this year. Japan's GDP growth was almost 6.5% while it was approximately 3% and 2% in Tunisia and Ecuador.

To summarise, Japan achieved a fast-growing GDP during the given period while this rate actually declined noticeably both in Tunisia and Ecuador.

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