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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.

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.

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database is now available in SDMX format from our Entire Dataset page. For more information about SDMX, please visit SDMX.org


Changes to the October 2019 Database

  • Mauritania redenominated its currency in January 2018 by replacing 10 old Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO) with 1 new Mauritanian ouguiya (MRU). Local currency data for Mauritania are expressed in the new currency beginning with the October 2019 WEO database.
  • São Tomé and Príncipe redenominated its currency in January 2018 by replacing 1,000 old São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STD) with 1 new São Tomé and Príncipe dobra (STN). Local currency data for São Tomé and Príncipe are expressed in the new currency beginning with the October 2019 WEO database.
  • Beginning with the October 2019 WEO, the regional group Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is discontinued. Four of the CIS economies (Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine) are added to the regional group Emerging and Developing Europe. The remaining eight economies—Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, which comprise the regional subgroup Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA)—are combined with Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) to form the new regional group Middle East and Central Asia (MECA).