Adorable goods orders: Tracking the dog economy

A puppy at the North Shore Animal League America's Tour For Life Pet Adoption Event in New York.

This final note today, a nod to those who say the economy is going to the dogs.

We bring you now -- courtesy of the market research firm Euromonitor International -- the Dog Index. It tracks the percentage change in the number of dogs in a given country in the past five years and makes an admittedly loose correlation between that and the rate of economic development.

According to the dog index, India's number one. Dogs up 58 percent in the past 5 years. Switzerland's last.

There's way more data on The Atlantic's website.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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