World Economic Outlook Database, April 2008

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes20062007200820092010201120122013
AustraliaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005/2006
Month: July/June
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008980.4051,018.8231,051.4751,083.5711,118.5881,156.3721,196.8331,239.156
AustraliaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.7893.9193.2053.0523.2323.3783.4993.536
AustraliaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20081,003.4461,083.7931,162.3321,237.1411,312.7531,389.3251,468.3401,552.894
AustraliaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).755.946908.8261,046.7891,103.1001,157.3891,213.9541,272.9641,357.763
AustraliaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).47,263.02048,554.49049,491.96650,373.02151,358.90752,438.22253,602.99654,813.343
AustraliaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).48,373.77251,650.79454,709.90357,512.18260,273.81163,002.00765,763.09468,691.387
AustraliaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).36,442.39643,312.32149,271.40551,280.86853,140.43055,049.42357,012.68460,059.882
AustraliaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).713.069760.812800.971840.371883.579932.755983.9401,036.770
AustraliaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).34,375.38736,258.36437,700.95639,067.16440,568.68842,297.83944,068.06245,860.918
AustraliaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.1831.1811.1751.1631.1491.1341.1191.104
AustraliaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.4071.4251.4511.4721.4861.4891.4921.498
AustraliaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008120.210123.014127.376131.517135.506139.340143.283147.337
AustraliaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Data refer to calendar years
Source: IMF Staff. Labor Force and Employment series from Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20084.7754.3584.3334.333n/an/an/an/a
AustraliaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200810.18610.47210.70010.899n/an/an/an/a
AustraliaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200820.74420.98321.24521.51121.78022.05222.32822.607
AustraliaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: Own Country Data Submission
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government 
Source: IMF Staff. Australia budget statements are used for historical fiscal calculations
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data refer to fiscal years. Last full year is for fiscal year 2006/2007 (end June).
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections through fiscal year 2008/09 are based on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook published in October 2007. For the remainder of the projection period, the IMF staff assumes unchanged policies.
Primary domestic currency:  Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200815.7579.26512.17214.052n/an/an/an/a
AustraliaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).1.5700.8551.0471.136n/an/an/an/a
AustriaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1988.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008233.550241.582246.157250.268255.878261.624267.493273.489
AustriaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.3023.4391.8941.6702.2422.2452.2432.242
AustriaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Quarterly data also workday adjusted. 
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008257.897272.824284.674294.979307.065319.706332.886346.515
AustriaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).323.828373.943418.736435.824457.081480.665505.850532.384
AustriaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).28,264.60829,188.77329,692.86630,139.37330,764.63931,403.99632,055.98832,720.958
AustriaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).31,211.12032,963.62834,339.10335,523.85436,918.88938,375.82339,892.58541,457.965
AustriaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).39,190.19345,181.12350,510.36252,485.62454,955.53457,696.56560,620.26263,695.714
AustriaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).299.245317.807330.331341.932356.065371.765387.408403.105
AustriaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).36,215.11038,398.59739,846.52941,178.33842,810.24644,624.75646,426.37548,228.436
AustriaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.4970.4910.4830.4720.4610.4510.4400.430
AustriaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8620.8580.8620.8630.8620.8600.8590.860
AustriaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008111.551114.009117.197119.448121.539123.666125.830128.032
AustriaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.7754.4004.3754.488n/an/an/an/a
AustriaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20083.2813.3443.3823.396n/an/an/an/a
AustriaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20088.2638.2778.2908.3048.3178.3318.3458.358
AustriaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: ESA95
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Based on ESA95 methodology (European System of Accounts), according to which swap income is not included.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections for 2008 and beyond are IMF staff projections based on current policies.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-3.848-2.135-2.285-2.434n/an/an/an/a
AustriaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-1.492-0.783-0.803-0.825n/an/an/an/a
BelgiumGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008311.016319.347323.678327.485336.654344.061350.963357.982
BelgiumGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.9102.6791.3561.1762.8002.2002.0062.000
BelgiumGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008317.080330.968344.778354.863370.871385.346399.758414.685
BelgiumGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).398.141453.636507.144524.302552.060579.352607.468637.119
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).29,382.71129,958.85130,152.86230,294.20330,924.72331,384.11531,789.90532,199.015
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).29,955.59831,049.03832,118.51132,826.88334,067.86535,150.00536,209.76437,299.241
BelgiumGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).37,613.69942,556.91847,244.03048,500.91550,711.64952,846.67155,023.89457,306.280
BelgiumGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).356.654375.993388.748400.445419.273437.565454.918472.232
BelgiumGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).33,694.23835,272.93636,214.61337,043.41938,514.00239,913.31141,206.12542,475.322
BelgiumGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.5880.5770.5640.5500.5360.5230.5100.496
BelgiumImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8890.8800.8870.8860.8850.8810.8790.878
BelgiumInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008112.865114.913118.433120.684122.963125.299127.679129.981
BelgiumUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20088.2007.5007.6498.296n/an/an/an/a
BelgiumEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.3344.4024.4184.408n/an/an/an/a
BelgiumPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200810.58510.66010.73510.81010.88610.96311.04011.118
BelgiumGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: After the June 2007 federal elections, disagreements on reforms of fiscal federalism arrangements have led to more than six months of political division. At the date of submission, the Budget Report for 2008 was not yet available. Projections for 2008 and 2009 are IMF staff estimates adjusted for macroeconomic assumptions and assuming unchanged policies. 
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20081.143-0.387-1.064-2.530n/an/an/an/a
BelgiumGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).0.361-0.117-0.309-0.713n/an/an/an/a
CanadaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2002
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20081,282.2041,316.2191,333.5881,359.5661,405.7651,451.7751,496.0541,534.878
CanadaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.7592.6531.3201.9483.3983.2733.0502.595
CanadaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20081,446.3071,531.4271,580.0641,639.7911,727.7921,819.6181,912.0932,000.273
CanadaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,275.2831,432.1401,571.0701,631.7461,719.3151,810.6911,902.7131,990.460
CanadaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).39,327.04639,965.13839,951.93740,172.91140,975.31341,748.96642,451.23242,980.722
CanadaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).44,360.33946,499.64447,335.91648,453.08550,361.78352,327.09354,256.54356,013.023
CanadaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).39,114.77743,484.93547,066.49248,215.37750,114.71252,070.38153,990.36455,738.227
CanadaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,201.0311,265.8381,308.3101,357.9551,430.0761,508.1371,583.9931,653.871
CanadaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).36,837.37338,435.39439,194.64240,125.30941,683.93243,369.77444,946.55446,312.835
CanadaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.9961.9561.9201.8881.8561.8211.7861.750
CanadaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.2041.2101.2081.2081.2081.2071.2071.209
CanadaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008114.398116.853118.719121.105123.527125.998128.518131.088
CanadaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/20086.3176.0256.1256.263n/an/an/an/a
CanadaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200816.48516.86517.11517.323n/an/an/an/a
CanadaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200832.60432.93433.38033.84334.30834.77435.24235.711
CanadaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Nonfinancial Public Corporations 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecast in the 2007 Economic Statement. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Statistics Canada, including provincial and territorial budgetary outturns through the second quarter of 2007.
Primary domestic currency:  Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/200814.92115.0751.5800.458n/an/an/an/a
CanadaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).1.0320.9840.1000.028n/an/an/an/a
CyprusGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant factor costs
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200812.05112.57713.00413.45913.99814.55815.14015.746
CyprusGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.0444.3653.4003.5004.0004.0004.0004.000
CyprusGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200814.39415.49016.66517.74418.82819.97221.18722.475
CyprusGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).18.37221.30324.51326.21728.02630.02832.19534.530
CyprusGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,597.58916,133.17816,532.91016,958.93117,479.96818,017.01418,570.56019,141.112
CyprusGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).18,629.99219,870.60521,186.65822,357.78423,511.34924,718.37325,987.36427,321.502
CyprusGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).23,778.81527,326.65931,164.05733,033.07934,997.76937,163.11739,490.06641,976.556
CyprusGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).19.95521.38222.55323.76525.17326.73428.33829.993
CyprusGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25827.90627428.64228672.9629944.5631435.57533087.09434758.85536461.053
CyprusGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0330.0330.0330.0320.0320.0320.0320.032
CyprusImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.7210.7240.7390.7470.7480.7470.7480.749
CyprusInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008115.861118.370123.105126.646129.211131.795134.431137.120
CyprusUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.5503.9253.9253.925n/an/an/an/a
CyprusEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.3570.3780.3840.389n/an/an/an/a
CyprusPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.7730.7800.7870.7940.8010.8080.8150.823
CyprusGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash. Cash for Ministry of Finance (source of data). National Statistical Office provides some accrual data.
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Public Loans Funds, Sinking Funds, Defense Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-0.1730.2220.0560.093n/an/an/an/a
CyprusGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-1.1991.4350.3360.523n/an/an/an/a
DenmarkGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20081,431.1761,457.2241,474.3281,482.2201,488.2501,504.3091,527.9781,551.932
DenmarkGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.9031.8201.1740.5350.4071.0791.5731.568
DenmarkGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20081,641.5201,695.5201,782.6421,831.2481,878.6221,936.4122,005.2922,074.412
DenmarkGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).276.283311.905349.210355.875362.524374.086388.941404.586
DenmarkGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).263,687.348267,523.688269,771.604270,403.211270,754.883272,976.618276,608.784280,313.297
DenmarkGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).302,442.226311,271.131326,186.745334,076.874341,774.701351,387.363363,016.625374,684.785
DenmarkGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).50,903.86457,260.94963,898.14764,922.64565,953.40367,882.78070,409.66373,077.265
DenmarkGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).194.830203.677210.207215.160220.033227.114235.119243.033
DenmarkGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).35,896.43037,391.84438,463.58239,251.98040,030.15941,212.74242,563.43843,897.116
DenmarkGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.3230.3150.3060.2990.2910.2840.2770.270
DenmarkImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).8.4258.3258.4808.5118.5388.5268.5298.536
DenmarkInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008112.317114.239116.867119.169121.433123.741126.092128.488
DenmarkUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20083.9762.8003.1003.200n/an/an/an/a
DenmarkEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20082.6462.6702.6682.672n/an/an/an/a
DenmarkPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/20085.4285.4475.4655.4825.4975.5115.5245.536
DenmarkGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Estimates for 2007 and projections for 2008 are aligned with the latest official budget estimates and the underlying projections, adjusted where appropriate for the IMF staff’s macroeconomic assumptions. For 2009, the projections incorporate key features of the prior medium-term fiscal plan as embodied in the authorities’ November 2007 Convergence Program submitted to the European Union (EU). The projections imply convergence of the budget toward a close-to-balanced position from an initial surplus position. This is consistent with the authorities’ projection of a closure of the output gap over the medium term, as well as being in line with their objectives for long-term fiscal sustainability and debt reduction.
Primary domestic currency:  Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/200879.93776.96064.98657.087n/an/an/an/a
DenmarkGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).4.8704.5393.6453.117n/an/an/an/a
FinlandGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008157.081163.991167.976171.520175.465179.676183.988188.312
FinlandGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.8534.3992.4302.1092.3002.4002.4002.350
FinlandGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008167.041178.759185.609193.417200.718208.901217.095226.021
FinlandGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).209.745245.013273.018285.769298.778314.074329.894347.257
FinlandGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).29,827.76431,191.29331,874.52932,471.34333,141.82033,859.85134,594.27635,328.374
FinlandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).31,719.04734,000.18535,220.40336,616.80837,911.62239,367.19240,819.06342,402.810
FinlandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).39,827.97146,601.86551,806.69154,100.43756,433.26559,187.04962,028.12665,147.367
FinlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).173.046185.485193.810201.483209.931219.519229.106238.641
FinlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).32,859.25735,279.55636,776.66538,143.89639,651.75941,368.15843,077.45744,770.405
FinlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.2880.2870.2830.2770.2700.2630.2570.250
FinlandImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.9650.9640.9580.9600.9560.9520.9480.947
FinlandInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008108.418110.136113.220115.371117.679120.032122.433124.881
FinlandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2005
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20087.7046.8416.6556.655n/an/an/an/a
FinlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20082.4442.4922.5042.507n/an/an/an/a
FinlandPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20085.2665.2585.2705.2825.2945.3065.3185.330
FinlandGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20086.8759.5119.2109.549n/an/an/an/a
FinlandGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).4.1165.3214.9624.937n/an/an/an/a
FranceGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20081,593.7081,623.7211,645.9511,666.3981,708.7221,753.7131,799.9901,847.458
FranceGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).1.9891.8831.3691.2422.5402.6332.6392.637
FranceGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20081,793.5821,867.9321,932.8831,994.4322,080.5902,171.4742,266.4552,365.552
FranceGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,252.1082,560.2552,843.1332,946.7253,097.0583,264.7273,444.0763,634.416
FranceGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25,975.37426,326.50026,548.43426,739.47427,277.77427,868.43628,473.48929,091.196
FranceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).29,233.06730,286.06131,176.52032,003.19433,214.22734,507.11935,852.35237,249.411
FranceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).36,706.45441,511.15445,858.42947,283.93649,440.96851,880.11754,480.77657,229.722
FranceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,956.7752,046.8992,116.6092,181.7192,278.5192,388.0032,498.1082,609.379
FranceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).31,892.90033,187.76434,139.93035,008.44436,373.92637,948.00039,516.78941,088.861
FranceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).3.2523.1663.0973.0372.9772.9142.8512.787
FranceImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.9170.9130.9130.9140.9130.9090.9070.907
FranceInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008112.661114.471117.337119.293121.309123.360125.446127.567
FranceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20089.2088.3007.8327.853n/an/an/an/a
FranceEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200825.28025.58525.68225.677n/an/an/an/a
FrancePopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200861.35561.67661.99862.32062.64262.92863.21663.506
FranceGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data are adjusted for valuation changes of the foreign exchange stabilization fund.
Fiscal assumptions: The 2007 fiscal estimates incorporate the end-year corrective budget law. For 2008, the fiscal projections are based on the budget law and assume higher social security spending growth, largely owing to higher-than-targeted increases in health care outlays. Medium-term projections reflect the authorities’ official tax revenue forecast but assume different spending (less deceleration) and nontax revenue profiles, consistent with an unchanged policy assumption. 
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-45.306-44.634-53.419-60.267n/an/an/an/a
FranceGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-2.526-2.389-2.764-3.022n/an/an/an/a
GermanyGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1991.
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). National accounts data until 1990 do not include FISIM. Data from 1991 refer to United Germany and include FISIM.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/20082,181.8732,237.1532,268.5952,292.1152,331.7562,377.9502,428.1642,477.605
GermanyGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.8822.5341.4051.0371.7291.9812.1122.036
GermanyGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). National accounts data until 1990 do not include FISIM. Data from 1991 refer to United Germany and include FISIM.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/20082,322.2002,423.8002,483.7142,519.4202,594.9292,683.6972,780.6472,883.090
GermanyGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,915.8673,322.1473,653.3663,722.3813,862.6754,034.8344,225.4364,429.558
GermanyGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).26,513.47627,215.97227,625.36727,942.40328,460.34029,062.83629,719.40030,362.801
GermanyGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).28,218.68229,486.61830,244.94030,713.39631,672.50832,799.60634,033.60235,331.986
GermanyGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).35,432.74340,415.40944,488.14145,378.29147,146.04549,312.93851,717.02654,283.805
GermanyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,668.9472,809.6932,906.4242,989.7493,097.7233,225.9483,357.3553,486.364
GermanyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).32,432.25434,181.17535,392.40336,447.01637,809.38439,426.89241,092.18842,725.055
GermanyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).4.4364.3444.2474.1404.0243.9103.7993.688
GermanyImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8700.8630.8550.8430.8380.8320.8280.827
GermanyInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008110.187112.695115.509117.350119.462121.613123.802126.030
GermanyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/20089.8258.4257.9167.684n/an/an/an/a
GermanyEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/200839.00739.06439.79839.885n/an/an/an/a
GermanyPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/200882.29382.20082.12082.03081.93081.82181.70381.600
GermanyGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Special Federal Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections reflect the measures announced in the Stability Program Update 2007. Projections for 2008 include a loss in revenue owing to corporate tax reform and a cut in social security contribution rates (unemployment insurance). Over the medium term, the path of health expenditures accelerates as a result of aging and cost increases because significant health care reform measures have not been taken.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008-37.3100.232-16.802-10.752n/an/an/an/a
GermanyGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-1.6070.010-0.676-0.427n/an/an/an/a
GreeceGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2000.
Notes: The National Statistical Office revised the national accounts data significantly in October, 2007. Official data are only available from 2000. Staff has estimated data prior to 2000 using growth rates from the October 2007 release of WEO. However, there are inconsistencies between staff estimates and other data sources. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as very provisional.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008175.836182.869189.357195.667202.598209.618217.057224.661
GreeceGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.1954.0003.5483.3323.5423.4653.5493.503
GreeceGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: The National Statistical Office revised the national accounts data significantly in October, 2007. Official data are only available from 2000. Staff has estimated data prior to 2000 using growth rates from the October 2007 release of WEO. However, there are inconsistencies between staff estimates and other data sources. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as very provisional.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008213.985229.539245.816261.291277.989295.254313.780333.292
GreeceGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).268.690314.615361.577386.051413.799443.902476.816512.068
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,809.00716,433.81616,979.00817,505.74918,085.43018,695.77819,342.37620,002.558
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).19,238.90920,627.87122,041.40823,376.90624,815.41526,333.64627,961.58629,674.517
GreeceGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).24,157.30628,273.29532,421.33334,538.80636,938.93439,591.61742,490.06845,591.711
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).304.007324.616342.886360.730380.417401.928424.188446.822
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).27,332.60329,172.08930,745.40832,273.41133,958.95435,847.92837,800.28039,782.519
GreeceGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.5810.5770.5740.5660.5580.5480.5380.527
GreeceImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.7040.7070.7170.7240.7310.7350.7400.746
GreeceInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Haver analytics. EUR_HICP Database (Eurostat)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008122.729126.397130.821134.353137.846141.292144.825148.445
GreeceUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20088.8928.2767.5497.366n/an/an/an/a
GreeceEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.4524.5104.5874.651n/an/an/an/a
GreecePopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200811.12311.12811.15211.17711.20211.21211.22211.232
GreeceGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual). Central bank on cash basis.
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2008 budget, the latest Stability Program, and other forecasts provided by the authorities. 
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-5.352-6.182-3.959-2.613n/an/an/an/a
GreeceGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-2.501-2.693-1.611-1.000n/an/an/an/a
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2005.
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20081,479.6211,572.2351,640.5011,718.7921,805.0101,895.8731,991.3402,091.824
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).7.0186.2594.3424.7725.0165.0345.0355.046
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20081,475.9121,612.5981,728.7311,870.6002,039.2062,229.2292,455.1252,703.154
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).190.003206.707221.654239.860261.479285.845314.811346.615
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).214,142.992225,517.201233,210.239242,160.403252,039.345262,365.574273,118.859284,341.510
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).213,606.194231,306.762245,752.859263,548.709284,740.907308,497.847336,728.630367,439.622
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).27,498.87129,649.51131,509.81633,793.81936,511.21139,557.47143,177.39347,115.344
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).268.353292.769311.619332.404355.536381.337408.234436.426
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).38,838.22441,994.05844,299.07346,832.39749,644.70152,772.35155,990.70759,323.408
Hong Kong SARGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.4460.4500.4520.4540.4560.4570.4590.460
Hong Kong SARImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).5.5005.5085.5485.6275.7365.8466.0146.194
Hong Kong SARInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Hong Kong Authorities change the weights for Composite CPI every 5 years. From Oct. 2004 the series with 2005 weights are used; between Oct. 1999 and Sept. 2004 the series with 2000 weights are used to splice; prior to Sept. 1999 the series with 1995 weights are used to splice.
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/200895.32097.253100.754105.288110.540116.441122.773129.450
Hong Kong SARUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20084.8254.0803.9263.762n/an/an/an/a
Hong Kong SAREmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20083.5813.6413.6733.706n/an/an/an/a
Hong Kong SARPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/20086.9106.9727.0347.0987.1627.2267.2917.357
Hong Kong SARGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections for 2007–09 are consistent with the authorities’ medium-term strategy as outlined in the fiscal year 2007/08 budget.
Primary domestic currency:  Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/200858.590115.675-4.85253.393n/an/an/an/a
Hong Kong SARGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).3.9707.173-0.2812.854n/an/an/an/a
IcelandGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1990.
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008880.365914.212917.798918.680937.424960.134988.8331,020.523
IcelandGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.4293.8450.3920.0962.0402.4232.9893.205
IcelandGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/20081,167.6841,279.3791,333.9141,353.1691,394.3561,449.4811,519.3131,595.510
IcelandGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).16.67720.00319.66619.16219.42320.04520.98822.039
IcelandGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).2,861,375.1012,917,300.6232,900,688.4492,875,386.3892,904,850.5752,944,844.6013,002,112.2163,067,036.984
IcelandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).3,795,223.4854,082,568.5444,215,815.7614,235,298.6784,320,769.9144,445,728.4144,612,659.4884,795,078.995
IcelandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).54,205.22163,830.08262,152.69859,975.10660,186.08861,481.28563,719.56566,234.620
IcelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).11.39012.14412.43612.67413.17213.77614.46115.188
IcelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).37,019.25238,751.33939,304.78839,667.68240,815.55542,253.17343,902.42845,645.943
IcelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0190.0180.0170.0170.0170.0170.0160.016
IcelandImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).102.520105.353107.260106.770105.861105.216105.066105.049
IcelandInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008130.864137.443145.002148.917152.640156.456160.367164.376
IcelandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Directorate of Labour of Iceland.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/20081.3001.0003.2002.900n/an/an/an/a
IcelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: Calculated based on unemployment data provided by Directorate of Labour
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/20080.1530.1620.1600.162n/an/an/an/a
IcelandPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/20080.3080.3130.3160.3190.3230.3260.3290.333
IcelandGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/200873.83766.78340.98215.476n/an/an/an/a
IcelandGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).6.3235.2203.0721.144n/an/an/an/a
IrelandGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Notes: Prior to 1995 Real GDP is calculated using implied growth rates and excludes services produced by financial intermediaries (FISIM).
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008170.760179.776182.925188.413195.547203.465211.728220.327
IrelandGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5.7355.2801.7523.0003.7874.0494.0614.062
IrelandGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Prior to 1995 Real GDP is calculated using implied growth rates and excludes services produced by financial intermediaries (FISIM).
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008174.705188.653197.620206.485219.368234.038249.135265.928
IrelandGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).219.368258.574290.685305.076326.540351.867378.582408.569
IrelandGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).40,322.05841,662.94642,045.75942,908.86444,125.05245,390.01446,615.45847,890.153
IrelandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).41,253.64143,720.16445,423.56547,024.61949,500.25852,210.25354,851.14657,801.790
IrelandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).51,800.06959,924.41566,814.81269,477.72373,683.50578,496.09583,351.09988,806.247
IrelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).172.228186.166193.233202.635214.199227.589241.382255.633
IrelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).40,668.68543,143.96944,415.15346,147.92948,333.88850,771.71753,144.23555,564.061
IrelandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.2860.2860.2820.2810.2780.2770.2750.273
IrelandImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.0141.0131.0231.0191.0241.0281.0321.040
IrelandInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008121.577125.191129.210131.876134.516137.208139.919142.683
IrelandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.3754.6005.3005.000n/an/an/an/a
IrelandEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20082.0392.1102.1332.170n/an/an/an/a
IrelandPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO).
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.2354.3154.3514.3914.4324.4834.5424.601
IrelandGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance. For data prior to 2004, the source is the Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data include the impact of discharging future pension liabilities of the formerly state-owned telecommunications company at a cost of 1.8 percent of GDP in 1999.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.9870.861-2.501-3.074n/an/an/an/a
IrelandGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).2.8550.457-1.266-1.489n/an/an/an/a
IsraelGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008619.656652.356671.875694.822721.139748.243776.372805.309
IsraelGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5.2105.2772.9923.4153.7883.7593.7593.727
IsraelGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008633.058664.653686.743724.214766.439810.901857.947907.445
IsraelGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).142.250161.935176.928184.189194.929206.237218.202230.799
IsraelGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).87,894.46890,540.86791,242.59992,327.62993,761.85895,191.75396,644.05998,088.277
IsraelGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).89,795.46192,247.57593,261.73596,233.20599,651.742103,163.122106,798.735110,528.639
IsraelGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).20,177.25822,475.07424,027.31624,475.00825,344.44526,237.49527,162.14128,111.838
IsraelGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).171.975185.888195.296205.624217.361230.303243.552257.102
IsraelGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).24,393.55025,799.47126,521.77827,323.28528,261.07829,299.27630,317.78031,315.611
IsraelGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.2860.2870.2860.2840.2820.2790.2760.272
IsraelImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).3.6813.5763.5163.5223.5263.5213.5233.530
IsraelInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008110.849111.421114.285116.571118.903121.281123.706126.180
IsraelUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/20088.4007.3006.7006.700n/an/an/an/a
IsraelEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/20082.5742.6842.7632.827n/an/an/an/a
IsraelPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/20087.0507.2057.3647.5267.6917.8608.0338.210
IsraelGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001. The central bank continues to use cash-basis as described in the 1986 GFS.
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Monetary Public Corporations (including the central bank) 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008-11.392-5.630-7.286-6.749n/an/an/an/a
IsraelGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-1.799-0.847-1.061-0.932n/an/an/an/a
ItalyGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product, chained
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20081,266.4711,284.9191,288.1451,291.3781,300.4171,313.4221,327.8691,346.459
ItalyGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).1.8411.4570.2510.2510.7001.0001.1001.400
ItalyGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20081,479.9811,535.5401,584.0371,621.3611,665.3651,715.6591,769.2221,829.871
ItalyGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,858.3362,104.6662,330.0052,395.5212,478.9752,579.4272,688.4872,811.400
ItalyGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).21,673.06121,900.46421,873.79321,853.68821,937.94722,094.74722,281.36622,542.982
ItalyGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25,326.85426,172.10426,898.29927,437.92028,094.58428,861.29629,687.16830,636.454
ItalyGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).31,801.62535,872.41939,565.47240,538.85541,820.13443,391.84145,112.24147,069.624
ItalyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,714.9541,786.4291,826.8941,864.6541,912.4451,972.4482,032.4572,097.398
ItalyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).29,347.93030,448.31031,022.21831,555.11032,262.81433,181.06634,104.19335,115.503
ItalyGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2.8402.7622.6842.6092.5332.4592.3872.315
ItalyImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8630.8600.8670.8700.8710.8700.8700.872
ItalyInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008115.336117.687120.594122.840125.297127.803130.359132.966
ItalyUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20086.7756.0005.9005.800n/an/an/an/a
ItalyEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200822.98623.57223.71523.883n/an/an/an/a
ItalyPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200858.43558.67158.89059.09259.27759.44559.59659.729
ItalyGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: ESA-95
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: For 2007, the deficit number reflects the IMF staff’s estimated outcome. For 2008, the deficit projection is based on the IMF staff’s assessment of this year’s budget, adjusted for recent macroeconomic and fiscal developments, specifically lower growth and prior spending commitments that would have to be executed in 2008. For 2009, a constant structural primary balance (net of one-off measures) is assumed.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-49.634-29.179-39.235-40.910n/an/an/an/a
ItalyGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-3.354-1.900-2.477-2.523n/an/an/an/a
JapanGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1994.
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008549,772.700561,356.200569,399.819577,879.830587,921.386598,016.170608,166.183618,574.763
JapanGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.4242.1071.4331.4891.7381.7171.6971.711
JapanGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Cabinet Office of Japan.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008508,925.100515,732.400519,282.962532,126.661547,559.685563,515.983580,078.291597,386.301
JapanGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).4,377.0534,383.7624,866.9225,026.5255,198.6955,374.2885,549.8855,726.823
JapanGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).4,303,630.8314,393,790.7624,456,922.7484,526,396.3204,609,574.5434,694,727.7434,782,041.0004,873,208.828
JapanGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).3,983,875.0654,036,688.7464,064,637.8334,168,022.5474,293,120.2174,423,883.9264,561,184.5084,706,283.493
JapanGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).34,263.65034,312.14438,095.36439,371.58140,760.16242,190.86443,639.01945,116.623
JapanGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).4,091.9474,289.8094,438.6984,586.4024,752.4234,936.3265,116.5575,296.260
JapanGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).32,031.83333,576.76434,743.48935,924.20237,261.18738,752.64040,231.74341,724.596
JapanGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).6.7796.6076.4406.2716.0995.9315.7675.603
JapanImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).124.372120.223116.990116.023115.217114.157113.373112.794
JapanInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/200898.14198.14198.750100.005101.551103.082104.612106.217
JapanUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/20084.1323.9003.9203.879n/an/an/an/a
JapanEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: Nomura via Global Insight
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/200863.82164.12164.07363.966n/an/an/an/a
JapanPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2005. Actual surveys are taken every 5 years with the lastest one being in 2005. The authorities project population on a monthly basis, which was last done January 2008.
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008127.746127.761127.756127.669127.544127.380127.177126.934
JapanGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: Authorities used GFS 1986 manual in the past, but have not fully moved to 2001 manual.
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Public Enterprises, Special Accounts
Source: Nomura and Japan Cabinet Office.
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The medium-term fiscal projections assume that expenditure and revenue of the general government (excluding social security) are adjusted in line with the current government target to achieve primary fiscal balance (excluding social security) by fiscal year 2011.
Primary domestic currency:  Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008-19,165.400-17,456.215-17,469.119-17,330.495n/an/an/an/a
JapanGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-3.766-3.385-3.364-3.257n/an/an/an/a
KoreaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008760,251.200798,057.000831,190.476867,395.204908,759.714951,989.140996,465.9681,042,037.597
KoreaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5.1344.9734.1524.3564.7694.7574.6724.573
KoreaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008848,044.600889,278.280934,410.0231,003,231.4861,070,565.5331,142,282.9701,219,085.7551,300,452.871
KoreaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).888.443957.053999.3691,072.9751,144.9901,221.6931,303.8351,390.859
KoreaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,741,108.21916,469,599.69317,119,140.99717,829,152.74418,642,108.60319,489,928.24920,359,776.00421,248,397.964
KoreaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).17,558,882.93618,352,144.38519,245,043.57120,621,243.14121,961,359.67623,385,784.76424,908,339.75826,517,795.726
KoreaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).18,395.33619,750.81420,582.93422,054.80523,488.08525,011.53526,639.93628,361.279
KoreaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,114.2171,200.8791,275.8651,355.5561,446.4751,547.3511,650.7601,756.817
KoreaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).23,070.02524,782.69226,277.63427,863.21529,672.68631,678.68233,728.30535,823.604
KoreaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.8491.8531.8571.8581.8571.8561.8551.852
KoreaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).761.112740.523732.374740.088740.120738.218738.500740.232
KoreaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008120.475123.528127.728131.433134.718138.086141.538145.077
KoreaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/20083.4673.2503.1003.000n/an/an/an/a
KoreaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/200823.15123.43323.71824.007n/an/an/an/a
KoreaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/200848.29748.45648.55348.65048.74848.84548.94349.041
KoreaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data cover the consolidated central government including social security funds but excluding privatization.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections reflect advance GDP estimates for 2007, as well as the 2008 budget, and the five-year medium-term budget for 2009–13, with some adjustment for the IMF staff’s assumptions and macroeconomic projections.
Primary domestic currency:  Korean won
Data last updated: 03/200815,647.00024,344.93521,679.23124,324.356n/an/an/an/a
KoreaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).1.8452.7382.3202.425n/an/an/an/a
LuxembourgGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200828.02029.52330.43331.40232.60033.80735.03236.268
LuxembourgGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).6.1185.3663.0833.1843.8143.7023.6253.528
LuxembourgGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200833.85236.59638.71740.79643.20145.68248.26850.968
LuxembourgGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).42.50750.16056.95060.27664.30668.68173.34778.307
LuxembourgGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).59,275.86261,609.43362,647.00563,764.61265,298.64966,797.32568,279.65769,729.358
LuxembourgGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).71,614.97876,368.42279,698.95282,840.05986,531.81190,261.14094,076.74397,992.114
LuxembourgGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).89,923.234104,673.281117,231.453122,394.159128,806.745135,704.130142,957.815150,554.366
LuxembourgGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).35.63938.55540.54242.59145.03347.68950.36753.066
LuxembourgGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).75,395.19280,457.33983,456.01186,483.50090,202.59494,225.60798,167.079102,026.213
LuxembourgGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0580.0580.0580.0580.0580.0570.0570.056
LuxembourgImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.9500.9490.9550.9580.9590.9580.9580.960
LuxembourgInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008115.026117.687121.089123.658126.131128.654131.227133.852
LuxembourgUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20084.5034.4344.7654.896n/an/an/an/a
LuxembourgEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.2010.2060.2080.210n/an/an/an/a
LuxembourgPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.4730.4790.4860.4920.4990.5060.5130.520
LuxembourgGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.2340.4150.000-0.163n/an/an/an/a
LuxembourgGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).0.6901.1350.000-0.400n/an/an/an/a
MaltaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2000.
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20084.2854.4474.5444.6354.7514.8905.0375.196
MaltaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.4303.7762.1712.0192.4892.9323.0053.147
MaltaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20085.0675.3775.7396.0456.3726.7297.1117.526
MaltaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).6.3877.4198.4428.9329.48510.11610.80611.563
MaltaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).10,544.33010,842.12910,979.44111,105.54311,288.57111,527.94211,784.07412,065.260
MaltaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).12,466.53613,109.73413,868.64614,483.33115,140.83215,862.11416,635.99917,477.644
MaltaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,715.89818,088.04620,399.78521,398.76722,537.85423,848.07525,279.85126,852.525
MaltaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).8.8189.3969.79310.17110.61711.1611.71612.299
MaltaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).21698.16922907.16623663.33124368.6625228.54226308.73727409.95628560.85
MaltaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0150.0150.0140.0140.0140.0130.0130.013
MaltaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.5750.5720.5860.5940.60.6030.6070.612
MaltaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008115.839116.646120.612123.627126.347128.874131.451134.080
MaltaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20087.2756.3256.5006.800n/an/an/an/a
MaltaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20080.1520.1560.1580.160n/an/an/an/a
MaltaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20080.4060.4100.4140.4170.4210.4240.4270.431
MaltaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008-0.128-0.145-0.155-0.085n/an/an/an/a
MaltaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-2.519-2.700-2.700-1.400n/an/an/an/a
NetherlandsGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008457.279473.091483.243490.744501.257512.078523.377535.269
NetherlandsGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.0053.4582.1461.5522.1422.1592.2072.272
NetherlandsGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008534.324560.837586.636606.728632.392659.201687.011716.431
NetherlandsGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).670.923768.704862.900896.426941.346991.0831,043.9731,100.719
NetherlandsGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).27,975.72828,470.67828,929.29529,234.11529,722.64830,231.63330,898.70131,600.758
NetherlandsGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).32,689.24033,751.26735,118.93936,143.35437,498.47938,917.35840,559.20442,296.060
NetherlandsGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).41,046.19346,260.68951,657.44653,400.92055,818.28258,510.74161,633.24864,983.358
NetherlandsGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).602.050639.512666.359688.961716.738747.707778.887810.687
NetherlandsGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).36,832.62038,485.90639,891.52141,042.03942,499.88644,142.49945,983.30847,860.699
NetherlandsGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.0010.9820.9650.9450.9240.9010.8800.858
NetherlandsImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.8880.8770.8800.8810.8820.8820.8820.884
NetherlandsInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008116.700118.548121.338123.572126.043128.564131.136133.758
NetherlandsUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20083.9173.2112.8112.897n/an/an/an/a
NetherlandsEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20088.2398.3458.4548.517n/an/an/an/a
NetherlandsPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200816.34616.61716.70416.78716.86416.93816.93816.938
NetherlandsGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections build on the 2007 budget, the latest Stability Program, and other forecasts provided by the authorities.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20083.4203.3656.3368.737n/an/an/an/a
NetherlandsGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).0.6400.6001.0801.440n/an/an/an/a
New ZealandGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 1995/1996
Month: July/June
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1987.
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008129.678133.559136.277139.193142.866147.052151.231155.502
New ZealandGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).1.5462.9932.0352.1392.6392.9302.8422.824
New ZealandGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008162.192174.078186.068195.320204.931213.478222.206230.950
New ZealandGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).105.344128.141146.028151.791157.572162.741168.038173.251
New ZealandGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).30,933.34631,534.74231,842.99032,174.92632,669.36433,265.46333,843.59734,425.646
New ZealandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).38,689.22541,101.76043,477.26845,148.97046,861.93848,292.19949,726.74751,128.477
New ZealandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25,128.65130,255.58234,121.48335,087.06236,032.34536,814.71837,604.60938,355.038
New ZealandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).105.652111.721116.285120.924126.412132.869139.271145.739
New ZealandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).25,202.10826,378.61127,171.60727,952.15428,906.77930,057.13831,167.01732,264.310
New ZealandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.1750.1720.1690.1660.1630.1610.1580.156
New ZealandImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.5351.5581.6001.6151.6211.6071.5951.585
New ZealandInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average. Excludes interest rate components. Data refer to fiscal years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008116.803119.579123.628126.998129.943132.826135.603138.336
New ZealandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/20083.7753.6394.1284.396n/an/an/an/a
New ZealandEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/20082.1172.1512.1622.182n/an/an/an/a
New ZealandPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population. Mean Population
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/20084.1924.2354.2804.3264.3734.4214.4694.517
New ZealandGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: Own Country Data Submission
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance. New Zealand Treasury
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data refer to calendar year. Data include balance of state-owned enterprises but exclude privatization proceeds.
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections through fiscal year 2008/09 are based on the Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update released in December 2007. For the remainder of the projection period, the IMF staff assumes unchanged policies. The New Zealand fiscal account switched to new Generally Accepted Accounting Principles beginning in fiscal year 2006/07, with no comparable back data.
Primary domestic currency:  New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/20088.5806.0715.6494.703n/an/an/an/a
New ZealandGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).5.2903.4873.0362.408n/an/an/an/a
NorwayGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20081,994.9252,065.0632,129.2932,179.0972,219.3492,260.1882,301.9652,344.520
NorwayGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.5293.5163.1102.3391.8471.8401.8481.849
NorwayGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20082,161.7282,288.6932,513.9962,640.1012,743.0932,853.9972,971.9033,097.329
NorwayGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).337.426391.498459.015471.094480.172491.089502.945515.528
NorwayGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).430,218.892442,671.597453,716.908461,575.381467,428.227473,238.797479,276.491488,136.488
NorwayGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).466,191.072490,609.432535,690.534559,224.967577,736.496597,570.602618,759.656644,873.728
NorwayGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).72,768.12783,922.49797,808.34799,786.880101,131.400102,824.407104,714.782107,334.491
NorwayGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).232.792247.416260.237271.148281.266292.503303.633314.721
NorwayGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).50,203.18853,036.65955,452.14157,434.41759,238.74161,244.38363,217.41265,525.964
NorwayGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.3870.3830.3810.3710.3620.3520.3430.334
NorwayImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).9.2869.2509.6609.7379.7539.7579.7889.841
NorwayInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008111.564112.417115.928118.999121.974125.023128.148131.352
NorwayUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20083.4002.5002.5003.000n/an/an/an/a
NorwayEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20082.3892.4862.5612.612n/an/an/an/a
NorwayPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Historical data come from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), projections are from National Statistical Office.
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/20084.6374.6654.6934.7214.7484.7764.8034.803
NorwayGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: State Government, Local Government 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008397.767385.654492.446509.591n/an/an/an/a
NorwayGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).18.40016.85019.58819.302n/an/an/an/a
PortugalGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008129.427131.875133.590135.460138.440141.624144.882148.214
PortugalGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).1.3431.8921.3001.4002.2002.3002.3002.300
PortugalGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008155.278162.919169.168175.240182.891191.220199.982209.019
PortugalGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).194.974223.303248.835258.913272.242287.492303.891321.135
PortugalGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).12,226.32912,413.01912,536.29612,680.65912,932.04113,204.45813,485.94413,773.431
PortugalGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).14,668.33215,335.09615,875.06716,404.56117,084.33117,828.56018,614.88319,424.034
PortugalGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).18,418.26821,018.82923,351.08724,237.33725,430.84426,804.55028,286.93829,842.944
PortugalGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).220.379230.549238.238245.949256.011267.441278.849290.313
PortugalGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).20,818.20321,700.87522,356.71223,023.78623,914.60924,935.14125,955.97026,978.613
PortugalGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.3650.3560.3470.3390.3320.3240.3170.310
PortugalImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.7050.7070.7100.7130.7140.7150.7170.720
PortugalInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008120.580123.500126.464129.023131.733134.499137.323140.207
PortugalUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20087.6587.7087.6167.432n/an/an/an/a
PortugalEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/20085.1595.1855.2225.263n/an/an/an/a
PortugalPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/200810.58610.62410.65610.68210.70510.72510.74310.761
PortugalGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: European GFS, defined by reference to the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95).
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections through 2009 are based on the IMF staff’s assessment of the 2007 budget and the authorities’ projections presented in the 2007 Stability Program. In subsequent years, the fiscal projections assume maintaining the primary balance excluding age-related expenditures.
Primary domestic currency:  Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008-6.029-4.871-4.085-2.709n/an/an/an/a
PortugalGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-3.883-2.990-2.415-1.546n/an/an/an/a
SingaporeGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008212.712229.123238.244248.940263.235278.270293.681309.821
SingaporeGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).8.1707.7153.9814.4905.7425.7125.5385.496
SingaporeGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008216.995243.169259.813276.924298.704322.066346.704373.069
SingaporeGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).136.566161.349185.250202.134220.446240.064261.013283.671
SingaporeGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).48,328.14649,933.11751,032.79452,412.10854,473.92056,600.37458,713.31760,880.753
SingaporeGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).49,301.24552,994.11655,652.94658,303.84361,813.85765,508.44969,313.79073,309.264
SingaporeGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).31,027.88835,162.93439,681.24542,557.55045,619.08248,829.17652,182.28655,742.146
SingaporeGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).206.264228.116241.961257.405277.221299.257321.897345.600
SingaporeGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).46,863.36649,713.54251,829.16654,194.19157,368.17560,869.08164,354.47267,911.558
SingaporeGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.3330.3420.3470.3510.3540.3570.3600.363
SingaporeImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.0521.0661.0741.0761.0771.0761.0771.079
SingaporeInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008104.290106.475111.484114.243116.570118.580120.596122.690
SingaporeUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/20082.6502.1252.1002.200n/an/an/an/a
SingaporeEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/20082.3542.5102.5922.674n/an/an/an/a
SingaporePopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/20084.4014.5894.6684.7504.8324.9165.0025.089
SingaporeGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007. Advance government estimate
Notes: Central government total revenues (including investment income and capital receipts) minus total expenditure and net lending. The balance includes capital revenue from sale of government property.
Fiscal assumptions: For fiscal year 2007/08, expenditure projections are based on budget numbers, whereas revenue projections reflect the IMF staff’s estimates of the impact of new policy measures, including an increase in the goods and services tax. Medium-term revenue projections assume that capital gains on fiscal reserves will be included in investment income.
Primary domestic currency:  Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/200816.53822.10018.50719.271n/an/an/an/a
SingaporeGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).7.6219.0887.1236.959n/an/an/an/a
SloveniaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 1995
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Notes: The Slovene statistical authorities revised the data in September 2005 to make it consistent with the ESA95 (European System of Accounts).
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200824.60026.09227.16428.11329.35430.65532.00833.394
SloveniaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).5.7196.0664.1103.4924.4174.4314.4154.330
SloveniaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200830.45333.62236.20738.39241.05743.92146.98950.246
SloveniaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).38.24046.08453.25756.72361.11566.03371.40477.197
SloveniaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).12,236.28312,983.96413,497.12513,947.11314,542.83215,166.19115,828.27016,513.567
SloveniaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,148.03116,731.43117,990.11519,046.71920,340.52921,729.44823,236.26924,846.851
SloveniaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).19,021.37922,932.69526,462.17128,141.06130,277.85132,669.38435,309.53738,174.521
SloveniaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).50.20154.66958.05961.17565.05969.37973.83478.394
SloveniaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).24,971.02127,204.87628,848.25630,350.01132,231.82034,324.75136,511.44138,766.626
SloveniaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.0830.0840.0840.0830.0830.0820.0820.081
SloveniaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.6070.6150.6240.6280.6310.6330.6360.641
SloveniaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008133.812138.643144.126147.539151.032154.609158.270162.018
SloveniaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20085.9004.8004.8005.000n/an/an/an/a
SloveniaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20080.9350.9600.9640.966n/an/an/an/a
SloveniaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20082.0102.0102.0132.0162.0182.0212.0222.022
SloveniaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008-0.250-0.021-0.224-0.125n/an/an/an/a
SloveniaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-0.821-0.061-0.618-0.327n/an/an/an/a
SpainGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 1995
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008666.993692.505705.076716.778738.791765.061793.100823.215
SpainGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.8573.8251.8151.6603.0713.5563.6653.797
SpainGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008980.9541,049.8481,103.0531,153.6801,218.9591,294.6541,376.5641,465.624
SpainGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,231.7331,438.9591,622.5111,704.5341,814.4791,946.4622,091.8092,251.773
SpainGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,135.45815,432.35215,451.94915,477.56315,702.59116,023.35716,382.01216,789.797
SpainGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).22,259.88423,395.68924,173.70824,911.69425,908.29527,115.11428,433.87129,891.977
SpainGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).27,950.58832,066.96435,557.79536,806.41838,565.73840,766.52443,207.74745,925.815
SpainGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1,267.9341,351.6081,403.7931,452.9401,525.2671,612.9291,704.1651,800.192
SpainGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).28,772.05130,120.35130,764.51231,373.68832,418.70233,781.02735,200.69536,715.633
SpainGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2.1072.0882.0572.0282.0001.9701.9401.908
SpainImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.7740.7770.7860.7940.7990.8030.8080.814
SpainInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008121.171124.610129.588133.520136.682139.690142.764145.907
SpainUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/20088.5138.2639.50310.440n/an/an/an/a
SpainEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200818.54219.09219.30419.481n/an/an/an/a
SpainPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200844.06844.87445.63046.31147.04947.74748.41349.031
SpainGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections through 2009 are based on the 2008 budget; policies outlined in the authorities’ updated Stability Program 2007–10, adjusted for the IMF staff’s macroeconomic assumptions, information from recent statistical releases, and official announcements.
Primary domestic currency:  Euros
Data last updated: 03/200817.94223.4125.7664.730n/an/an/an/a
SpainGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).1.8292.2300.5230.410n/an/an/an/a
SwedenGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20082,656.9652,725.4872,779.9972,827.2572,906.4202,996.5193,086.4143,159.562
SwedenGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.0892.5792.0001.7002.8003.1003.0002.370
SwedenGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20082,899.6533,073.8323,223.0973,346.7263,509.2433,690.3903,877.1234,048.392
SwedenGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).393.606455.319502.527512.949540.722571.941602.816630.487
SwedenGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).291,549.443297,228.374301,495.750305,247.567312,472.235320,796.964329,008.766335,343.461
SwedenGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).318,179.658335,217.188349,550.818361,332.545377,282.338395,080.380413,297.572429,680.257
SwedenGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).43,190.45049,654.86954,499.94855,381.04858,133.54961,230.05864,259.55666,917.353
SwedenGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).317.737334.641348.191360.525377.476397.414417.201434.650
SwedenGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).34,865.36536,494.29237,761.97738,924.40440,582.84542,545.76644,473.18546,131.988
SwedenGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.5160.5110.5040.4920.4770.4610.4470.433
SwedenImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).9.1269.1859.2579.2839.2979.2869.2939.314
SwedenInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008110.716112.573115.725118.155120.518122.929125.387127.895
SwedenUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20087.0426.1176.6177.117n/an/an/an/a
SwedenEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: The national definition (the  open  unemployment rate) does not include participants in active labor market programs.
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20084.3254.3234.3154.300n/an/an/an/a
SwedenPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/20089.1139.1709.2219.2629.3019.3419.3819.422
SwedenGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections are based on information provided in the 2008 Budget Bill (October 2007), with adjustments reflecting incoming fiscal data and the IMF staff’s views on the macroeconomic environment.
Primary domestic currency:  Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/200867.04698.32868.46347.533n/an/an/an/a
SwedenGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).2.3123.1992.1241.420n/an/an/an/a
SwitzerlandGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008463.990478.356484.790489.386497.950506.664515.531524.553
SwitzerlandGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).3.2403.0961.3450.9481.7501.7501.7501.750
SwitzerlandGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008486.167508.382520.371530.557545.241560.330575.837591.773
SwitzerlandGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).387.982423.938472.502475.243483.343488.845496.267504.158
SwitzerlandGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).63,675.79565,539.47566,316.84666,844.36667,913.65469,015.52670,223.29871,452.206
SwitzerlandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).66,719.34669,653.21971,184.17772,467.91974,363.43676,325.65478,437.96680,608.737
SwitzerlandGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).53,244.78858,083.57464,635.94164,912.69465,921.48666,588.24867,599.26168,674.163
SwitzerlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).283.593300.186310.336318.952330.538343.440356.164368.813
SwitzerlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).38,918.94941,128.45242,452.38843,565.15945,080.93246,781.87648,515.07650,238.041
SwitzerlandGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.4710.4610.4490.4370.4260.4140.4030.391
SwitzerlandImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.7141.6941.6771.6631.6501.6321.6171.605
SwitzerlandInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008105.422106.331108.458109.976111.076112.187113.309114.442
SwitzerlandUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: IMF Staff
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/20083.3452.4633.1534.099n/an/an/an/a
SwitzerlandEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/20084.2264.2964.2944.278n/an/an/an/a
SwitzerlandPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/20087.2877.2997.3107.3217.3327.3417.3417.341
SwitzerlandGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: Projections for 2008–09 are based on IMF staff calculations, which incorporate measures to restore balance in the federal accounts and strengthen social security finances.
Primary domestic currency:  Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/20089.22411.1393.9483.847n/an/an/an/a
SwitzerlandGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).1.8972.1910.7590.725n/an/an/an/a
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2001
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/200812,386.79913,092.29813,540.80114,099.24714,753.36415,451.10116,225.49717,029.981
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).4.8885.6963.4264.1244.6394.7295.0124.958
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/200811,889.82312,587.65912,931.13813,633.19614,451.36615,319.54816,295.14516,565.399
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).365.510383.307408.999443.377485.314532.777588.759621.487
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).541,463.265567,197.911581,395.859599,973.841622,208.996645,822.994672,141.834699,175.017
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).519,738.988545,335.425555,219.018580,141.716609,472.548640,324.357675,027.009680,101.375
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).15,977.53316,605.99817,561.01218,867.29320,467.65822,268.93024,389.35025,515.474
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).640.793695.388733.659777.754828.893886.466948.7801,013.452
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).28,010.93630,126.30931,500.83633,096.24334,957.79037,052.38939,303.23641,607.809
Taiwan Province of ChinaGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.0601.0551.0501.0491.0491.0521.0561.059
Taiwan Province of ChinaImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).18.55518.10217.62617.52917.43517.28217.17516.346
Taiwan Province of ChinaInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008104.071105.942107.531109.144110.781112.443114.130115.842
Taiwan Province of ChinaUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Labor Force
It is defined as those civilians who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and who are available to work, including both the employed and the unemployed.   
                                                               
Employed Population
Including all persons who, during the reference week, work for pay or work for 15 hours or more as unpaid family workers.

Unemployed Population
Including all the persons who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and under the following conditions:
- No job
- Available to work
- Seeking for a job, or had sought work waiting for result.

Besides, the unemployed population also includes the persons who are waiting to recall or start a new job but not working and paid yet.
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/20083.9053.9083.9483.780n/an/an/an/a
Taiwan Province of ChinaEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/200810.11110.29410.38210.494n/an/an/an/a
Taiwan Province of ChinaPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/200822.87723.08223.29023.50023.71123.92524.14024.357
Taiwan Province of ChinaGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government 
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008-69.703106.9950.0000.000n/an/an/an/a
Taiwan Province of ChinaGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-0.5860.8500.0000.000n/an/an/an/a
United KingdomGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2003
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/20081,210.1221,247.8741,268.2141,288.6311,331.5021,374.5941,413.1921,451.969
United KingdomGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.9093.1201.6301.6103.3273.2362.8082.744
United KingdomGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/20081,303.5731,385.1221,444.2131,515.9171,612.8011,709.6041,800.7801,894.590
United KingdomGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,402.0032,772.5702,833.2192,989.8123,204.3873,428.7373,647.5473,875.763
United KingdomGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).19,991.11220,512.21120,784.19521,076.66021,519.60821,952.63422,301.43622,641.662
United KingdomGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).21,534.91522,768.25623,668.57624,794.10226,065.93327,302.82728,417.91429,543.799
United KingdomGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).39,680.88045,574.74446,432.38248,900.91651,789.00554,757.83257,561.54460,437.743
United KingdomGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).2,018.8122,137.4212,215.9032,292.3622,412.4462,543.2292,664.8752,786.470
United KingdomGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).33,350.60235,134.34736,315.45337,493.52538,989.72240,616.02942,054.09743,451.559
United KingdomGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).3.3533.3033.2413.1813.1243.0673.0092.951
United KingdomImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).0.6460.6480.6520.6610.6690.6720.6760.680
United KingdomInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office. For data prior to 1988, the source is the WEO - World Economic Outlook.
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data prior to 1988 cannot be confirmed by national sources at this time.
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008109.882112.460115.276117.697120.051122.452124.901127.399
United KingdomUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/20085.4085.4175.4905.432n/an/an/an/a
United KingdomEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/200829.01729.20729.25929.358n/an/an/an/a
United KingdomPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/200860.53360.83661.01861.14061.87462.61663.36864.128
United KingdomGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government 
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The projection for 2007–08 assumes that the pattern seen through December will continue in the last quarter of the fiscal year. The medium-term revenue projections are based on economic assumptions, with some modest buoyancy built in, although not as much as assumed by the authorities. The expenditure projections assume that after some slippage in 2007–08, the planned consolidation, set out in the Pre-Budget Report, will continue in terms of the percent of GDP through 2008–09.
Primary domestic currency:  Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008-33.310-41.759-44.151-48.487n/an/an/an/a
United KingdomGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-2.555-3.015-3.057-3.199n/an/an/an/a
United StatesGross domestic product, constant pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Real Gross Domestic Product determined by chained Fisher quantity growth rates.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/200811,319.40011,567.17511,627.02811,692.20412,028.66312,478.52912,912.82413,321.066
United StatesGross domestic product, constant pricesAnnual percent change See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).2.8712.1890.5170.5612.8783.7403.4803.162
United StatesGross domestic product, current pricesNational currencyBillionsDefinition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/200813,194.70013,843.82514,195.03214,533.16715,227.98916,131.82917,013.98817,862.630
United StatesGross domestic product, current pricesU.S. dollarsBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).13,194.70013,843.82514,195.03214,533.16715,227.98916,131.82917,013.98817,862.630
United StatesGross domestic product per capita, constant pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).37,847.72638,306.07938,121.47937,955.61538,661.22839,710.03640,685.22841,555.940
United StatesGross domestic product per capita, current pricesNational currencyUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).44,118.00845,845.47746,541.17947,178.04148,944.15351,335.81953,607.01755,723.650
United StatesGross domestic product per capita, current pricesU.S. dollarsUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).44,118.00845,845.47746,541.17947,178.04148,944.15351,335.81953,607.01755,723.650
United StatesGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDPCurrent international dollarBillionsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).13,194.70013,843.82514,195.03214,533.16715,227.98916,131.82917,013.98817,862.630
United StatesGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDPCurrent international dollarUnitsSee notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).44,118.00845,845.47746,541.17947,178.04148,944.15351,335.81953,607.01755,723.650
United StatesGross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world totalPercent See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).21.92821.36320.88220.51920.21519.89819.56319.220
United StatesImplied PPP conversion rateNational currency per current international dollar See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).1.0001.0001.0001.0001.0001.0001.0001.000
United StatesInflation, average consumer pricesIndex, 2000=100 Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008117.069120.415124.049126.515129.418132.541135.511138.532
United StatesUnemployment ratePercent of total labor force Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/20084.6084.6425.3756.300n/an/an/an/a
United StatesEmploymentPersonsMillionsDefinition: Employment, national definition
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008144.421146.049147.344147.227n/an/an/an/a
United StatesPopulationPersonsMillionsDefinition: Population
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008299.077301.967304.999308.049311.130314.241317.384320.557
United StatesGeneral government balanceNational currencyBillionsGFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds 
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections are based on the administration’s fiscal year 2009 budget. Adjustments are made to account for differences in macroeconomic projections as well as IMF staff assumptions about (1) additional defense spending based on analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, (2) slower compression in the growth rate of discretionary spending, (3) continued alternative minimum tax relief beyond fiscal year 2009, and (4) an economic stimulus package similar to recent proposals by the president and members of Congress. Projections also assume that proposed Medicare savings are achieved only partially and that personal retirement accounts are not introduced.
Primary domestic currency:  U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008-344.750-345.017-634.171-606.802n/an/an/an/a
United StatesGeneral government balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).-2.613-2.492-4.468-4.175n/an/an/an/a
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  Australia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005/2006
Month: July/June
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Australia: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Australia: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Australia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Australia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Australia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Australia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Australia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Australia: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Australia: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average. Data refer to calendar years
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Data refer to calendar years
Source: IMF Staff. Labor Force and Employment series from Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Time Series Statistics Plus
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: Own Country Data Submission
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government
Source: IMF Staff. Australia budget statements are used for historical fiscal calculations
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data refer to fiscal years. Last full year is for fiscal year 2006/2007 (end June).
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections through fiscal year 2008/09 are based on the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook published in October 2007. For the remainder of the projection period, the IMF staff assumes unchanged policies.
Primary domestic currency: Australian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Australia: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Austria: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1988.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Austria: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Quarterly data also workday adjusted.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Austria: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Austria: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Austria: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Austria: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Austria: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Austria: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Austria: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Austria: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: ESA95
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Based on ESA95 methodology (European System of Accounts), according to which swap income is not included.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections for 2008 and beyond are IMF staff projections based on current policies.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Austria: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Belgium: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Belgium: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: After the June 2007 federal elections, disagreements on reforms of fiscal federalism arrangements have led to more than six months of political division. At the date of submission, the Budget Report for 2008 was not yet available. Projections for 2008 and 2009 are IMF staff estimates adjusted for macroeconomic assumptions and assuming unchanged policies.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Belgium: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Canada: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2002
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Canada: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Canada: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Canada: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Canada: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Canada: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Canada: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Canada: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Canada: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Canada: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Nonfinancial Public Corporations
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: Projections use the baseline forecast in the 2007 Economic Statement. The IMF staff makes some adjustments to this forecast for differences in macroeconomic projections. The IMF staff forecast also incorporates the most recent data releases from Statistics Canada, including provincial and territorial budgetary outturns through the second quarter of 2007.
Primary domestic currency: Canadian dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Canada: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant factor costs
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Cyprus: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Cyprus: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Cyprus: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor force survey.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash. Cash for Ministry of Finance (source of data). National Statistical Office provides some accrual data.
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Public Loans Funds, Sinking Funds, Defense Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Cyprus: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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General government balance (National currency).


Denmark: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Denmark: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Denmark: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Denmark: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Denmark: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Denmark: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Denmark: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Denmark: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Denmark: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Denmark: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Estimates for 2007 and projections for 2008 are aligned with the latest official budget estimates and the underlying projections, adjusted where appropriate for the IMF staff’s macroeconomic assumptions. For 2009, the projections incorporate key features of the prior medium-term fiscal plan as embodied in the authorities’ November 2007 Convergence Program submitted to the European Union (EU). The projections imply convergence of the budget toward a close-to-balanced position from an initial surplus position. This is consistent with the authorities’ projection of a closure of the output gap over the medium term, as well as being in line with their objectives for long-term fiscal sustainability and debt reduction.
Primary domestic currency: Danish kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Denmark: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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General government balance (National currency).


Finland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Finland: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Finland: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Finland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Finland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Finland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Finland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Finland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Finland: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Finland: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2005
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Finland: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


France: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


France: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


France: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


France: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


France: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


France: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


France: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


France: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


France: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


France: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data are adjusted for valuation changes of the foreign exchange stabilization fund.
Fiscal assumptions: The 2007 fiscal estimates incorporate the end-year corrective budget law. For 2008, the fiscal projections are based on the budget law and assume higher social security spending growth, largely owing to higher-than-targeted increases in health care outlays. Medium-term projections reflect the authorities’ official tax revenue forecast but assume different spending (less deceleration) and nontax revenue profiles, consistent with an unchanged policy assumption.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


France: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Germany: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1991.
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). National accounts data until 1990 do not include FISIM. Data from 1991 refer to United Germany and include FISIM.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Germany: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). National accounts data until 1990 do not include FISIM. Data from 1991 refer to United Germany and include FISIM.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Germany: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Germany: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Germany: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Germany: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Germany: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Germany: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Germany: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Germany: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Special Federal Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections reflect the measures announced in the Stability Program Update 2007. Projections for 2008 include a loss in revenue owing to corporate tax reform and a cut in social security contribution rates (unemployment insurance). Over the medium term, the path of health expenditures accelerates as a result of aging and cost increases because significant health care reform measures have not been taken.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 04/2008


Germany: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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General government balance (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2000.
Notes: The National Statistical Office revised the national accounts data significantly in October, 2007. Official data are only available from 2000. Staff has estimated data prior to 2000 using growth rates from the October 2007 release of WEO. However, there are inconsistencies between staff estimates and other data sources. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as very provisional.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: The National Statistical Office revised the national accounts data significantly in October, 2007. Official data are only available from 2000. Staff has estimated data prior to 2000 using growth rates from the October 2007 release of WEO. However, there are inconsistencies between staff estimates and other data sources. Therefore, these estimates should be treated as very provisional.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Greece: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Greece: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: Haver analytics. EUR_HICP Database (Eurostat)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office. Labor Force Survey
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual). Central bank on cash basis.
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Projections are based on the 2008 budget, the latest Stability Program, and other forecasts provided by the authorities.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Greece: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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General government balance (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2005.
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Hong Kong SAR: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Hong Kong SAR: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Hong Kong Authorities change the weights for Composite CPI every 5 years. From Oct. 2004 the series with 2005 weights are used; between Oct. 1999 and Sept. 2004 the series with 2000 weights are used to splice; prior to Sept. 1999 the series with 1995 weights are used to splice.
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections for 2007–09 are consistent with the authorities’ medium-term strategy as outlined in the fiscal year 2007/08 budget.
Primary domestic currency: Hong Kong dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Hong Kong SAR: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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General government balance (National currency).


Iceland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1990.
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Iceland: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Iceland: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Iceland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Iceland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Iceland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Iceland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Iceland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Iceland: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Iceland: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Directorate of Labour of Iceland.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: Calculated based on unemployment data provided by Directorate of Labour
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Icelandic krónur
Data last updated: 03/2008


Iceland: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Ireland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Notes: Prior to 1995 Real GDP is calculated using implied growth rates and excludes services produced by financial intermediaries (FISIM).
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Ireland: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Prior to 1995 Real GDP is calculated using implied growth rates and excludes services produced by financial intermediaries (FISIM).
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Ireland: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Ireland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Ireland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Ireland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Ireland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Ireland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Ireland: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Ireland: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO), data is from the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) and is the average of the quarterly observations.
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office. Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO).
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance. For data prior to 2004, the source is the Central Statistical Office of Ireland (CSO)
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data include the impact of discharging future pension liabilities of the formerly state-owned telecommunications company at a cost of 1.8 percent of GDP in 1999.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Ireland: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Israel: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Israel: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Israel: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Israel: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Israel: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Israel: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Israel: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Israel: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Israel: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Israel: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition. Seasonally adjusted.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: IFS - International Financial Statistics
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001. The central bank continues to use cash-basis as described in the 1986 GFS.
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Monetary Public Corporations (including the central bank)
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Israeli new sheqalim
Data last updated: 03/2008


Israel: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Italy: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product, chained
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Italy: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Italy: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Italy: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Italy: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Italy: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Italy: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Italy: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Italy: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Italy: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: ESA-95
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: For 2007, the deficit number reflects the IMF staff’s estimated outcome. For 2008, the deficit projection is based on the IMF staff’s assessment of this year’s budget, adjusted for recent macroeconomic and fiscal developments, specifically lower growth and prior spending commitments that would have to be executed in 2008. For 2009, a constant structural primary balance (net of one-off measures) is assumed.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Italy: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Japan: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1994.
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Japan: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Cabinet Office of Japan.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Japan: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Japan: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Japan: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Japan: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Japan: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Japan: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Japan: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Japan: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: Nomura via Global Insight
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Global Insight and Nomura database.
Latest actual data: 2005. Actual surveys are taken every 5 years with the lastest one being in 2005. The authorities project population on a monthly basis, which was last done January 2008.
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: Authorities used GFS 1986 manual in the past, but have not fully moved to 2001 manual.
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds, Public Enterprises, Special Accounts
Source: Nomura and Japan Cabinet Office.
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The medium-term fiscal projections assume that expenditure and revenue of the general government (excluding social security) are adjusted in line with the current government target to achieve primary fiscal balance (excluding social security) by fiscal year 2011.
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2008


Japan: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Korea: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Korea: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Central Bank
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Korea: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Korea: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Korea: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Korea: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Korea: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Korea: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Korea: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Korea: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data cover the consolidated central government including social security funds but excluding privatization.
Fiscal assumptions: Projections reflect advance GDP estimates for 2007, as well as the 2008 budget, and the five-year medium-term budget for 2009–13, with some adjustment for the IMF staff’s assumptions and macroeconomic projections.
Primary domestic currency: Korean won
Data last updated: 03/2008


Korea: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Luxembourg: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Luxembourg: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Luxembourg: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Luxembourg: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Malta: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 2000.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Malta: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Malta: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Malta: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Malta: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Malta: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Malta: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Malta: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Malta: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Malta: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government
Source: Eurostat
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Malta: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Netherlands: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Netherlands: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Netherlands: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections build on the 2007 budget, the latest Stability Program, and other forecasts provided by the authorities.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Netherlands: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Base Year: 1995/1996
Month: July/June
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1987.
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


New Zealand: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


New Zealand: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


New Zealand: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average. Excludes interest rate components. Data refer to fiscal years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Data refer to calendar years
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population. Mean Population
Source: New Zealand Time Series
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: Own Country Data Submission
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance. New Zealand Treasury
Latest actual data: 2006
Notes: Data refer to calendar year. Data include balance of state-owned enterprises but exclude privatization proceeds.
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections through fiscal year 2008/09 are based on the Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update released in December 2007. For the remainder of the projection period, the IMF staff assumes unchanged policies. The New Zealand fiscal account switched to new Generally Accepted Accounting Principles beginning in fiscal year 2006/07, with no comparable back data.
Primary domestic currency: New Zealand dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


New Zealand: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
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Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Norway: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2005
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
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Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Norway: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Norway: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Norway: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Norway: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Norway: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Norway: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Norway: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Norway: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Norway: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Historical data come from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), projections are from National Statistical Office.
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: State Government, Local Government
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Norwegian kroner
Data last updated: 03/2008


Norway: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Portugal: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Portugal: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Portugal: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Portugal: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Portugal: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Portugal: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Portugal: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Portugal: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Portugal: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Portugal: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: European GFS, defined by reference to the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95).
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections through 2009 are based on the IMF staff’s assessment of the 2007 budget and the authorities’ projections presented in the 2007 Stability Program. In subsequent years, the fiscal projections assume maintaining the primary balance excluding age-related expenditures.
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2008


Portugal: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Singapore: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Singapore: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Singapore: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Singapore: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Singapore: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Singapore: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Singapore: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Singapore: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Singapore: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Singapore: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Prior to 1986 unemployment data excludes non-residents.
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007. Advance government estimate
Notes: Central government total revenues (including investment income and capital receipts) minus total expenditure and net lending. The balance includes capital revenue from sale of government property.
Fiscal assumptions: For fiscal year 2007/08, expenditure projections are based on budget numbers, whereas revenue projections reflect the IMF staff’s estimates of the impact of new policy measures, including an increase in the goods and services tax. Medium-term revenue projections assume that capital gains on fiscal reserves will be included in investment income.
Primary domestic currency: Singapore dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Singapore: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 1995
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Notes: The Slovene statistical authorities revised the data in September 2005 to make it consistent with the ESA95 (European System of Accounts).
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Slovenia: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Slovenia: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Slovenia: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Slovenia: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Spain: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 1995
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1995.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Spain: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Spain: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Spain: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Spain: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Spain: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Spain: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Spain: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Spain: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Spain: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: Fiscal projections through 2009 are based on the 2008 budget; policies outlined in the authorities’ updated Stability Program 2007–10, adjusted for the IMF staff’s macroeconomic assumptions, information from recent statistical releases, and official announcements.
Primary domestic currency: Euros
Data last updated: 03/2008


Spain: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Sweden: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Sweden: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Sweden: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Sweden: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Sweden: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Sweden: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Sweden: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Sweden: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Sweden: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Sweden: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: The national definition (the open unemployment rate) does not include participants in active labor market programs.
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) - Economic Outlook Database
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections are based on information provided in the 2008 Budget Bill (October 2007), with adjustments reflecting incoming fiscal data and the IMF staff’s views on the macroeconomic environment.
Primary domestic currency: Swedish kronor
Data last updated: 03/2008


Sweden: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Switzerland: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Switzerland: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Switzerland: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: IMF Staff
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Ministry of Finance
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: Projections for 2008–09 are based on IMF staff calculations, which incorporate measures to restore balance in the federal accounts and strengthen social security finances.
Primary domestic currency: Swiss francs
Data last updated: 03/2008


Switzerland: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2001
Use of chain weighted prices indices: No
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


Taiwan Province of China: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


Taiwan Province of China: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition. Labor Force
It is defined as those civilians who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and who are available to work, including both the employed and the unemployed.

Employed Population
Including all persons who, during the reference week, work for pay or work for 15 hours or more as unpaid family workers.

Unemployed Population
Including all the persons who, during the reference week, are 15 years of age or over and under the following conditions:
- No job
- Available to work
- Seeking for a job, or had sought work waiting for result.

Besides, the unemployed population also includes the persons who are waiting to recall or start a new job but not working and paid yet.
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 1986
Basis of Recording: Cash
Includes: Central Government, Local Government
Source: CEIC
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: New Taiwan dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


Taiwan Province of China: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at constant market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2003
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United Kingdom: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United Kingdom: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United Kingdom: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Harmonized index of consumer prices annual average
Source: National Statistical Office. For data prior to 1988, the source is the WEO - World Economic Outlook.
Latest actual data: 2007
Notes: Data prior to 1988 cannot be confirmed by national sources at this time.
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, harmonized definition ILO (International Labour Organization)
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, Local Government
Source: National Statistical Office
Latest actual data: 2006
Fiscal assumptions: The projection for 2007–08 assumes that the pattern seen through December will continue in the last quarter of the fiscal year. The medium-term revenue projections are based on economic assumptions, with some modest buoyancy built in, although not as much as assumed by the authorities. The expenditure projections assume that after some slippage in 2007–08, the planned consolidation, set out in the Pre-Budget Report, will continue in terms of the percent of GDP through 2008–09.
Primary domestic currency: Sterling pounds
Data last updated: 03/2008


United Kingdom: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


United States: Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Definition: Real Gross Domestic Product determined by chained Fisher quantity growth rates.
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Base Year: 2000
Use of chain weighted prices indices: Yes. From 1980.
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: Gross domestic product, constant prices (Annual percent change)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency).


United States: Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Definition: Gross domestic product at market prices
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United States: Gross domestic product per capita, constant prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, constant prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United States: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (National currency)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United States: Gross domestic product per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United States: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United States: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) per capita GDP (Current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Population (Persons).


United States: Gross domestic product based on purchasing-power-parity (PPP) share of world total (Percent)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United States: Implied PPP conversion rate (National currency per current international dollar)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency).


United States: Inflation, average consumer prices (Index, 2000=100)
Definition: Consumer price index annual average
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: Unemployment rate (Percent of total labor force)
Definition: Unemployment rate, national definition
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: Employment (Persons)
Definition: Employment, national definition
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: Population (Persons)
Definition: Population
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: General government balance (National currency)
GFS Manual Used: 2001
Basis of Recording: Noncash (accrual)
Includes: Central Government, State Government, Local Government, Social Security Funds
Source: Haver analytics
Latest actual data: 2007
Fiscal assumptions: The fiscal projections are based on the administration’s fiscal year 2009 budget. Adjustments are made to account for differences in macroeconomic projections as well as IMF staff assumptions about (1) additional defense spending based on analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, (2) slower compression in the growth rate of discretionary spending, (3) continued alternative minimum tax relief beyond fiscal year 2009, and (4) an economic stimulus package similar to recent proposals by the president and members of Congress. Projections also assume that proposed Medicare savings are achieved only partially and that personal retirement accounts are not introduced.
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollars
Data last updated: 03/2008


United States: General government balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
General government balance (National currency).


 
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