World Economic Outlook Reports

A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.

See also, the World Economic Databases

October 20, 2019

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2009

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) - Sustaining the Recovery, October 2009

October 1, 2009

Description: After a deep recession, global economic growth has turned positive, driven by wide-ranging, coordinated public intervention that has supported demand and reduced uncertainty and systemic risk in financial markets. Table of content

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Contractionary Forces Receding But Weak Recovery Ahead, July 2009

July 8, 2009

Description: The global economy is beginning to pull out of a recession unprecedented in the post-World War II era, but stabilization is uneven and the recovery is expected to be sluggish. Economic growth during 2009-10 is now projected to be about 1/2 percentage points higher than projected in the April 2009 World Economic Outlook (WEO), reaching 2.5 percent in 2010.

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) - Crisis and Recovery, April 2009

April 16, 2009

Description: The semiannual World Economic Outlook reviews global macroeconomic developments, forecasts growth, and cites risks. Table of contents

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global Economic Slump Challenges Policies, January 2009

January 28, 2009

Description: World growth is projected to fall to ½ percent in 2009, its lowest rate since World War II. Despite wide-ranging policy actions, financial strains remain acute, pulling down the real economy.

2008

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Rapidly Weakening Prospects Call for New Policy Stimulus - November 2008

November 6, 2008

Description: Prospects for global growth have deteriorated over the past month, as financial sector deleveraging has continued and producer and consumer confidence have fallen. Accordingly, world output is projected to expand by 2.2 percent in 2009, down by some ¾ percentage point of GDP relative to the projections in the October WEO.

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) - Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

October 2, 2008

Description: The semiannual World Economic Outlook reviews global macroeconomic developments, forecasts growth, and cites risks. Table of contents

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global slowdown and rising inflation, July 2008

July 15, 2008

Description: The global economy is in a tough spot, caught between sharply slowing demand in many advanced economies and rising inflation everywhere, notably in emerging and developing economies...

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) - Housing and the Business Cycle, April 2008

April 3, 2008

Description: The semiannual World Economic Outlook reviews global macroeconomic developments, forecasts growth, and cites risks. Table of contents

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- An update of the key WEO projections, January 2008

January 29, 2008

Description: Following strong growth through the third quarter of 2007, the global economic expansion has begun to moderate in response to continuing financial turbulence. Global growth is projected to decelerate from 4.9 percent in 2007 to 4.1 percent in 2008, a markdown of 0.3 percentage point relative to the October 2007 World Economic Outlook. Risks to the outlook remain tilted to the downside.

2007

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) -- Globalization and Inequality, October 2007

October 9, 2007

Description: The semiannual World Economic Outlook reviews global macroeconomic developments, forecasts growth, and cites risks. Table of contents

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