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September 2004

Country Composition of WEO Groups

The country classification in the World Economic Outlook divides the world into two major country groups: advanced economies and other emerging market and developing countries. Please refer to the introduction to the WEO's Statistical Appendix for details. Rather than being based on strict criteria, economic or otherwise, this classification has evolved over time with the objective of facilitating analysis by providing a reasonably meaningful organization of data. A few countries are presently not included in these groups, either because they are not IMF members, and their economies are not monitored by the IMF, or because databases have not yet been compiled. Cuba and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are examples of countries that are not IMF members, whereas San Marino, among the advanced economies, is an example of an economy for which a database has not been completed.

Please note that Table 1.3. Emerging Market and Developing Countries: Net Capital Flows in the publication contains groupings specific to that table. Further details on the regional and analytical classifications are available in the introduction to the WEO's Statistical Appendix.

Advanced economies

· Major advanced economies

· Euro area

· Newly industrialized Asian economies

· Other advanced economies (Advanced economies excluding G7 and euro area)

European Union

Other emerging market and developing countries

· Africa

· Africa, Sub-Sahara

· Central and Eastern Europe

· Commonwealth of Independent States and Mongolia

· Developing Asia

· ASEAN-4

· Middle East

· Western Hemisphere

Groups Specific to Table 1.3. Emerging Market and Developing Countries: Net Capital Flows

· Emerging market and developing countries including selected advanced economies

· Developing Asia including selected advanced economies

· Middle East including selected advanced economies


Advanced Economies

Advanced Economies

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Cyprus
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece

Hong Kong SAR
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Netherlands
New Zealand

Norway
Portugal
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan Province of China
United Kingdom
United States


Major Advanced Economies

Canada
France
Germany

Italy
Japan
United Kingdom

United States


Euro Area

Austria
Belgium
Finland
France

Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy

Luxembourg
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain


European Union

Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France

Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg

Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom


Newly Industrialized Asian Economies

Hong Kong SAR
Korea

Singapore
Taiwan Province of China


Other Advanced Economies (Advanced economies excluding G7 and euro area)

Australia
Cyprus
Denmark
Hong Kong SAR

Iceland
Israel
Korea
New Zealand
Norway

Singapore
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan Province of China


Other emerging market and developing countries

Afghanistan, I.S. of 1,2
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas, the
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Bosnia & Herzegovina 2
BrazilBrunei Darussalam 2
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Congo, Rep. of
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Czech Republic
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Eritrea 2
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia

Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran, I.R. of
Iraq 1
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia 1,2
Libya
Lithuania
Macedonia, FYR
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique, Rep. of
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea

Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé & Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia and Montenegro 2
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia 1,2
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syrian Arab Rep.
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste, Dem. Rep. of 2
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
TurkeyTurkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

1Because of data quality concerns; this country is not released in the WEO database.
2Because of insufficient data, this country is not included in the WEO aggregates.


Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep.
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep. of
Congo, Rep. of
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea 2

Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia 1,2
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia

Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
São Tomé & Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia 1
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

1Because of data quality concerns; this country is not released in the WEO database.
2Because of insufficient data, this country is not included in the WEO aggregates.


Africa, Sub-Sahara

Africa excluding Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia


Central and Eastern Europe

Albania
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania

Macedonia, FYR
Malta
Poland
Romania
Serbia and Montenegro 1
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Turkey

11Because of data quality concerns; this country is not released in the WEO database.


Commonwealth of Independent States and Mongolia

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
Moldova

Mongolia
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan


Developing Asia

Afghanistan, I.S. 1,2
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam 2
Cambodia
China
Fiji
India
Indonesia
Kiribati
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Maldives

Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor-Leste, Dem. Rep. of 2
Tonga
Vanuatu
Vietnam

1Because of data quality concerns; this country is not released in the WEO database.
2Because of insufficient data, this country is not included in the WEO aggregates.


ASEAN-4

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand

 


Middle East

Bahrain
Egypt
Iran, I.R. of
Iraq 1
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon

Libya
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Rep.
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

11Because of data quality concerns; this country is not released in the WEO database.


Western Hemisphere

Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica

Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Netherlands Antilles

Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago
Uruguay
Venezuela


Groups Specific to Table 1.3. Emerging Market and Developing Countries: Net Capital Flows


Emerging market and developing countries including selected advanced economies

Including the following Advanced Economies: Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan Province of China.


Developing Asia including selected advanced economies

Countries comprising Developing Asia plus Hong Kong SAR, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan Province of China


Middle East including selected advanced economies

Countries comprising the Middle East and Israel.