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World Economic Outlook Database

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/October 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.

World Economic Outlook in Maps

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

World Economic Outlook in Maps offers select indicators from the online October 2010 World Economic Outlook (WEO) database, such as population and GDP.

Changes to the October 2010 Database

  • The emerging and developing economies’ Western Hemisphere region has been renamed Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
  • Country weights calculated as nominal GDP valued at purchasing-power-parity (PPP) exchange rates as a share of total world GDP have been updated to reflect revisions to countries’ historical GDP data and projections.
  • Unless noted otherwise, group composites are computed if 90 percent or more of the share of group weights is represented.
  • Data for Kosovo are included in the emerging and developing economies aggregates.
  • Unemployment rates and general government series for revenue, total expenditure, net lending/borrowing, primary net lending/borrowing, gross debt, and net debt, where available, are now published for all countries.
  • The local currency data for Suriname are expressed in the new currency. In 2004, Suriname redenominated its currency by replacing 1,000 Surinamese guilder with 1 Surinamese dollar.