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WEO Update: January 19, 2016

For the latest GDP data for the following countries please check the "Projected % Change" table in the left column of the individual country pages:



Saudi Arabia

South Africa
United Kingdom
United States

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 October 2015 Database

  • Data for Lithuania are now included in the euro area aggregates, but they were excluded in the April 2015 WEO.
  • Projections for Greece are based on data available as of August 12, 2015.
  • As in the April 2015 WEO, data for Syria are excluded from 2011 because of the ongoing conflict and related lack of data.
  • Argentina‚Äôs consumer prices are excluded from Latin America and the Caribbean aggregates.