|G7(7)||Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, US|
|East Asia and Pacific(5)||Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea|
|Latin America(3)||Argentina, Brazil, Mexico|
|Europe(3)||Russia, Turkey, EU Presidency|
|Middle East and Africa(2)||Saudi-Arabia, South Africa|
The G20 is a group of 19 countries and the European Union. The representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank also participate in G20 meetings on an ex-officio basis.
The G20 thus brings together important industrial and emerging-market countries from all regions of the world. Together, member countries represent around 90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade (including EU intra-trade) as well as two-thirds of the world's population.
The G-20's economic weight and broad membership gives it a high degree of legitimacy and influence over the management of the global economy and financial system.