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World Economic Outlook Database

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report, which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. The WEO is released in April and September/October each year.

Use this database to find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups (aggregates), and commodity prices whose data are reported by the IMF.

World Economic Outlook on Google Public Data Explorer

Data are available from 1980 to the present, and projections are given for the next two years. Additionally, medium-term projections are available for selected indicators. For some countries, data are incomplete or unavailable for certain years.

World Economic Outlook on Google Public Data Explorer offers select indicators from the latest online WEO database, such as GDP growth and inflation.


Changes to the April 2013 Database

  • Projections for Cyprus are excluded due to the ongoing crisis.
  • Mongolia is classified as Developing Asia (previously classified as a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States).
  • Afghanistan and Pakistan, previously classified as Developing Asia, have been added to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to create the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region. The MENA aggregate (excluding Afghanistan and Pakistan) will be maintained.
  • Data for the Marshall Islands and Micronesia are now included in the Developing Asia region.
  • As in the October 2012 World Economic Outlook, data for Syria are excluded for 2011 onward due to the uncertain political situation.
  • Starting with the April 2013 World Economic Outlook, the Newly Industrialized Asian Economies (NIEs) grouping has been eliminated.