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World Economic Outlook Data Forum

World Economic Outlook Data Forum

Last Updated: April 02, 2008


Welcome to the IMF's World Economic Outlook (WEO) Data Forum.

The WEO is a semi-annual publication 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. In addition, an online database is released at the time of the publication which contains data found in the statistical appendix of the WEO report.

About the WEO Data Forum

The WEO Data Forum is a new initiative intended to provide a venue for communication and discussion about the data contained in the biannual World Economic Outlook publication and its companion database. This forum is not intended for discussion about policy advice in the publication; rather it is a place for us to provide insight into the methodologies and practices that we use to produce the data for the World Economic Outlook.

In addition, this forum is not and should not be taken as an official outlet for IMF views; rather, it is an informal and unofficial venue for discussion provided by the team that produces the World Economic Outlook. The forum will be fully moderated by the WEO team, and occasionally we may have to edit or remove content that we deem inappropriate or unsuitable. Although we may not be able to answer all questions and respond to all comments, we hope that the combined participation of the WEO team and our readers will be both educational and exciting.

Please see the following for more information and general disclaimers before posting:

WEO Forum Guidelines

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