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World Economic Outlook Database

April 2007 Edition

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report, which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. The WEO is released in April and September each year.

Use this database to find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups (aggregates), and commodity prices whose data are reported by the IMF.

Data are available from 1980 to the present, and projections are given for the next two years. For some countries, data are incomplete or unavailable for certain years.


Changes to the April 2007 Database

  • On January 1, 2007, Slovenia became the 13th country to join the euro area, and is now included in the advanced economy group.
  • Also on January 1, 2007, Bulgaria and Romania became members of the European Union, enlarging the group to a total of 27 countries.
  • Netherlands Antilles has been excluded from the World Economic Outlook database following the decision by its five constituent islands to abandon the federation and will cease to exist in July 2007.
  • The purchasing power parity (PPP) weights have been updated to reflect the most up-to-date PPP conversion factor provided by the World Bank.
  • All Zimbabwe data in terms of national currency have been redenominated by a rate of 1:1,000.