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tim informal economy
Hi,

I'd like to know whether estimates of the illegal/informal economy are intentionally included in the GDP series provided by the IMF website?

Many thanks.
6/26/2008 11:21:12 AM
WEOModerator Re : informal economy
Thank you for your question.

Historical GDP data are mostly from the national statistical office of a particular country. We disclose these sources here, found at the end of a query from the WEO database. Projections are made by IMF country economists based on a set of assumptions outlined in the WEO Statistical Appendix.

Best,
Angela
7/2/2008 12:13:26 PM