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amazini GDP forecasts
Hi everyone,

I am trying to compile WEO´s GDP growth forecasts for selected countries. I downloaded the excel datasets from the most recent until the Sept 06 one. Those had the GDP series with a column saying where the numbers started to be estimates. That worked well for me.

However, from the April 06 onwards, the download interface is a bit different. You choose the specific information you want to download. So far so good, I chose the GDP series and exported it to excel. Unfortunately, through this method, the column saying when the numbers start to be estimates disappear, which is crucial for what I want.

Is there a way I can get those estimates for WEOs prior to Sept 06? My company has an IFS account/password, can I use that to get the IMFs estimates for GDPs at different points in time (2002 onwards)?

Thank You,

André Mazini
8/6/2008 2:23:41 PM
WEOmoderator RE: GDP forecasts

Thank you Andr Mazini for your interest in the WEO database. Unfortunately, we do not provide this information prior to September 2006 publication. You might like to assume that the current year is the year when estimates start. IFS data are acutal data.


8/6/2008 4:59:04 PM