According to Consensus Economics, global GDP grew by 4.0% during 2010 compared with a decline of 1.8% in 2009. GDP in the EU grew by 1.8% (-4.1%), in the US by 2.9% (-2.6%) and in Japan by 4.3% (-6.3%). Growth in countries such as Brazil, India and China was very strong. For 2011, global GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% with continued high growth rates in, among others, Brazil, India and China.