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APEC

Members of the APEC:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation


The APEC is a trade agreement of currently 21 countries mainly located in Southeast Asia and in East Asia.

All member states comprise a total area of 62.87 million km² and about 2.93 billion people. This is 41.6% of the habitable area around the world and 38% of the world population. With an economic output of 51,717.43 tn US dollars annually, they represent around 61 percent of the global economy.

Map of member countries: APEC - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

CountryCommencementPopulationArea
Australia198925.69 M7,741,000 km²
Brunei19890.44 M5,770 km²
Canada198938.01 M9,985,000 km²
Chile199419.12 M757,000 km²
China19911,402.11 M9,563,000 km²
Hong Kong19917.48 M1,110 km²
Indonesia1989273.52 M1,914,000 km²
Japan1989125.84 M378,000 km²
Malaysia198932.37 M330,000 km²
Mexico1993128.93 M1,964,000 km²
New Zealand19895.08 M268,000 km²
Papua New Guinea19938.95 M463,000 km²
Peru199832.97 M1,285,000 km²
Philippines1989109.58 M300,000 km²
Russia1998144.10 M17,098,000 km²
Singapore19895.69 M719 km²
South Korea198951.78 M100,000 km²
Taiwan199123.57 M36,000 km²
Thailand198969.80 M513,000 km²
United States1989329.48 M9,832,000 km²
Vietnam199897.34 M331,000 km²


Dependent territories

Some of the above-mentioned Member States have other external territories dependent on them. These are not independent states, but they do have some economic and political autonomy. The treaties concluded by the APEC apply to them at least in part. These countries are not listed as official member states.

CountryRegionDependency
American SamoaPolynesiaselbstregiertes Territorium der USA
Christmas IslandAustralia/New Zealandnicht selbstregiertes Territorium Australiens
Cocos IslandsAustralia/New Zealandnicht selbstregiertes Territorium Australiens
GuamMicronesiaselbstregiertes nicht-inkorporiertes Territorium der USA
Heard and McDonaldAustralia/New ZealandTerritory of Australia
MacaoEast AsiaSonderverwaltungszone Chinas
Norfolk IslandAustralia/New ZealandTerritorium Australiens
Northern MarianasMicronesiaTerritory of the United States
Puerto RicoCaribbeannicht-inkorporiertes Territorium der USA
TokelauPolynesiaTerritorium Neuseelands
Virgin IslandsCaribbeanselbstregiertes Territorium der USA