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IMF WEO Update

World Economic Outlook (WEO) Updates

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update covers key WEO projections and is published between the full Spring and Fall WEO reports.

July 06, 2015


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update, January 2015: Cross Currents

Description: Global growth will receive a boost from lower oil prices, which reflect to an important extent higher supply. But this boost is projected to be more than offset by negative factors, including investment weakness as adjustment to diminished expectations about medium-term growth continues in many advanced and emerging market economies.
Date: January 20, 2015


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update: An Uneven Global Recovery Continues

Description: The global growth projection for 2014 has been marked down by 0.3 percent to 3.4 percent, reflecting both the legacy of the weak first quarter, particularly in the United States, and a less optimistic outlook for several emerging markets. With somewhat stronger growth expected in some advanced economies next year, the global growth projection for 2015 remains at 4 percent.
Date: July 24, 2014

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update: Is the Tide Rising?, January 2014

Description: Global activity strengthened during the second half of 2013, as anticipated in the October 2013 World Economic Outlook (WEO). Activity is expected to improve further in 2014–15, largely on account of recovery in the advanced economies. Global growth is now projected to be slightly higher in 2014 at around 3.7 percent, rising to 3.9 percent in 2015, a broadly unchanged outlook from the October 2013 WEO. But downward revisions to growth forecasts in some economies highlight continued fragilities, and downside risks remain.
Date: January 21, 2014


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Growing Pains, July 2013

Description: ... World Economic Outlook Update. ... This is less than forecast in the April 2013
World Economic Outlook (WEO), driven to a large extent by appreciably ...
Date: July 09, 2013

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Gradual Upturn in Global Growth During 2013, January 2013

Description: ... Against this backdrop, the projections in this WEO Update imply that global
growth will strengthen gradually through 2013, averaging 3.5 percent ...
Date: January 23, 2013


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- New Setbacks, Further Policy Action Needed, July 2012

Description: ... Partly because of a somewhat better-than-expected first quarter, the revised
baseline projections in this WEO Update suggest that these ...
Date: July 16, 2012

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global Recovery Stalls, Downside Risks Intensify, January 2012

Description: ... is now expected to go into a mild recession in 2012—consistent with what
was presented as a downside scenario in the January 2011 WEO Update ...
Date: January 24, 2012


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Mild Slowdown of the Global Expansion, and Increasing Risks, June 2011

Description: Activity is slowing down temporarily, and downside risks have increased again. The global expansion remains unbalanced. Growth in many advanced economies is still weak, considering the depth of the recession. In addition, the mild slowdown observed in the second quarter of 2011 is not reassuring.
Date: June 17, 2011

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global Recovery Advances but Remains Uneven, January 2011

Description: The two-speed recovery continues. In advanced economies, activity has moderated less than expected, but growth remains subdued, unemployment is still high, and renewed stresses in the euro area periphery are contributing to downside risks. In many emerging economies, activity remains buoyant, inflation pressures are emerging, and there are now some signs of overheating, driven in part by strong capital inflows.
Date: January 25, 2011


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Restoring Confidence without Harming Recovery, July 2010

Description: World growth is projected at about 4½ percent in 2010 and 4¼ percent in 2011. Relative to the April 2010 World Economic Outlook (WEO), this represents an upward revision of about ½ percentage point in 2010, reflecting stronger activity during the first half of the year. The forecast for 2011 is unchanged.
Date: July 07, 2010

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- A Policy-Driven, Multispeed Recovery, January 2010

Description: The global recovery is off to a stronger start than anticipated earlier but is proceeding at different speeds in the various regions (Table 1. and Figure 1). Following the deepest global downturn in recent history, economic growth returned and broadened to advanced economies in the second half of 2009.
Date: January 26, 2010


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Contractionary Forces Receding But Weak Recovery Ahead, July 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.
Date: July 08, 2009

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global Economic Slump Challenges Policies, January 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.
Date: January 28, 2009


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Rapidly Weakening Prospects Call for New Policy Stimulus - November 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.
Date: November 06, 2008

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- Global slowdown and rising inflation, July 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...
Date: July 15, 2008

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- An update of the key WEO projections, January 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.
Date: January 29, 2008


IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update -- An update of the key WEO projections, July 2007

Description: The strong global expansion is continuing, and projections for global growth in both 2007 and 2008 have been revised up to 5.2 percent from 4.9 percent at the time of the April 2007 World Economic Outlook (WEO). Risks to this favorable outlook remain modestly tilted to the downside. Table 1 provides an overview of the WEO projections.
Date: July 25, 2007