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World Economic Outlook Database

October 2007 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 October 2007 Database

  • Given recent trends, except for GDP in constant prices, it is not possible to forecast Zimbabwe's data with any precision for 2008. For country group consistency Zimbabwe's data are excluded from relevant aggregated data.
  • Sudan redenominated its currency by transforming 100 units of Sudanese dinar into one unit of Sudanese pound.
  • The following countries now report chain-weighted national accounts data: Cyprus, France, and Malta.
  • Data for end-of-period Consumer Price Index for all countries and Employment for advanced economies have been added to the WEO database.