Rich Industrial Countries
Rich Industrial Countries – Most developed countries in the world e.g. The UK, Norway, USA, Canada, France.
Newly Industrialising Countries
Newly Industrialising Countries – these are countries which are rapidly getting richer. (As their economy was a primary industry (agriculture), they have now changed to a secondary industry (manufacturing). E.g. China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa.
Former Communist Countries
Former Communist Countries – Not poor or rich countries. They are also developing quickly but not as quick as NICs. E.g. The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland.
Oil-Exporting Countries – Quite rich (have high GNI) but the wealth only belong to a few people, leaving the rest quite poor. E.g. Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi, Arabia.
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
Heavily Indebted Poor Countries – The poorest and least developed countries in the world. E.g. Ethiopia, Chad, Angola.