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World Economic Outlook Database

September 2006 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 September 2006 Database

  • Data notes at the country, subject, and series levels are now made available for the WEO online database. These notes can be view by either hovering the mouse over or clicking on the data icon icon.
  • Population projections are now included for all countries.
  • Data for Liberia are included.
  • Following the declaration of independence from Serbia by Montenegro, it has been determined that Serbia is the continuing state of the former state union of "Serbia and Montenegro" and that Montenegro has seceded as a new independent state.
  • Azerbaijan redenominated its currency by transforming 5,000 units of old manat (AZM) into one unit of new manat (AZN).