World Economic Outlook Database, April 2010

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National Accounts
 

Gross domestic product, constant prices
National currency

 Real GDP is expressed in billions of national currency units; the base year is country-specific.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change

 Annual percentages of constant price GDP are year-on-year changes;  the base year is country-specific.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product, current prices
National currency

 GDP is expressed in billions of national currency units.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars

 Values are based upon GDP in national currency and the exchange rate projections provided by country economists for the group of other emerging market and developing countries. Exchanges rates for advanced economies are established in the WEO assumptions for each WEO exercise.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product, deflator
Index

 The GDP deflator is derived by dividing current price GDP by constant price GDP and is considered to be an alternate measure of inflation. 

Please note: 

Data are expressed in the base year of each country's national accounts.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices
National currency

 GDP is expressed in constant national currency per person. Data are derived by dividing constant price GDP by total population.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
National currency

 GDP is expressed in current national currency per person. Data are derived by dividing current price GDP by total population.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars

 GDP is expressed in current U.S. dollars per person. Data are derived by first converting GDP in national currency to U.S. dollars and then dividing it by total population.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP
Current international dollar

 These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy. 

Please note: 

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables. 
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, "Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook," in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP
Current international dollar

 These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy. 

Please note: 

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables. 
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, "Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook," in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.[1/1]
 

Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total
Percent

 These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy. 

Please note: 

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables. 
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, "Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook," in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.[1/1]
 

Implied PPP conversion rate
National currency per current international dollar

 These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy. 

Please note: 

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables. 
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, "Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook," in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.[1/1]
Monetary
 

Inflation, average consumer prices
Index, 2000=100

 Data for inflation are averages for the year, not end-of-period data. The index is based on 2000=100.[1/1]
 

Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change

 Data for inflation are averages for the year, not end-of-period data.[1/1]
 

Inflation, end of period consumer prices
Index, 2000=100

 Data for inflation are end of the period, not annual average data. The index is based on 2000=100.[1/1]
 

Inflation, end of period consumer prices
Percent change

 Data for inflation are end of the period, not annual average data.[1/1]
People
 

Population
Persons

[1/1]
Balance of Payments
 

Current account balance
U.S. dollars

 Current account is all transactions other than those in financial and capital items. The major classifications are goods and services, income and current transfers. The focus of the BOP is on transactions (between an economy and the rest of the world) in goods, services, and income.[1/1]
 

Current account balance
Percent of GDP

 Current account is all transactions other than those in financial and capital items. The major classifications are goods and services, income and current transfers. The focus of the BOP is on transactions (between an economy and the rest of the world) in goods, services, and income.[1/1]
  Subject Information  
  Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Real GDP is expressed in billions of national currency units; the base year is country-specific.

Gross domestic product, constant prices (Percent change)
Annual percentages of constant price GDP are year-on-year changes; the base year is country-specific.

Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
GDP is expressed in billions of national currency units.

Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
Values are based upon GDP in national currency and the exchange rate projections provided by country economists for the group of other emerging market and developing countries. Exchanges rates for advanced economies are established in the WEO assumptions for each WEO exercise.

Gross domestic product, deflator (Index)
The GDP deflator is derived by dividing current price GDP by constant price GDP and is considered to be an alternate measure of inflation.

Please note:

Data are expressed in the base year of each country's national accounts.


Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
GDP is expressed in constant national currency per person. Data are derived by dividing constant price GDP by total population.

Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
GDP is expressed in current national currency per person. Data are derived by dividing current price GDP by total population.

Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
GDP is expressed in current U.S. dollars per person. Data are derived by first converting GDP in national currency to U.S. dollars and then dividing it by total population.

Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy.

Please note:

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables.
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook, in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.


Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy.

Please note:

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables.
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook, in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.


Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy.

Please note:

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables.
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook, in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.


Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
These data form the basis for the country weights used to generate the World Economic Outlook country group composites for the domestic economy.

Please note:

The IMF is not a primary source for purchasing power parity (PPP) data. WEO weights have been created from primary sources and are used solely for purposes of generating country group composites. For primary source information, please refer to one of the following sources: the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, or the Penn World Tables.
For further information see Box A2 in the April 2004 World Economic Outlook, Box 1.2 in the September 2003 World Economic Outlook for a discussion on the measurement of global growth and Box A.1 in the May 2000 World Economic Outlook for a summary of the revised PPP-based weights, and Annex IV of the May 1993 World Economic Outlook. See also Anne Marie Gulde and Marianne Schulze-Ghattas, Purchasing Power Parity Based Weights for the World Economic Outlook, in Staff Studies for the World Economic Outlook (Washington: IMF, December 1993), pp. 106-23.


Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Data for inflation are averages for the year, not end-of-period data. The index is based on 2000=100.

Inflation, average consumer prices (Percent change)
Data for inflation are averages for the year, not end-of-period data.

Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Data for inflation are end of the period, not annual average data. The index is based on 2000=100.

Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)
Data for inflation are end of the period, not annual average data.

Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Current account is all transactions other than those in financial and capital items. The major classifications are goods and services, income and current transfers. The focus of the BOP is on transactions (between an economy and the rest of the world) in goods, services, and income.

Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
Current account is all transactions other than those in financial and capital items. The major classifications are goods and services, income and current transfers. The focus of the BOP is on transactions (between an economy and the rest of the world) in goods, services, and income.

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