2009 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2009 Issue 1

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This June 2009 issue of OECD's twice-yearly OECD Economic Outlook provides analysis of recent economic developments and economic projections for OECD and major non-OECD countries through the end of 2010. Its comprehensive statistical annex is a useful reference tool for international economic comparisons. This issue finds that a recovery is in sight but that damage from the crisis is likely to be long-lasting.

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Growth weakened in 2008 under the weight of the global economic crisis, despite a sound financial sector and sustained domestic demand. Activity is expected to contract in 2009 on the back of weakening exports, and to recover only slowly in 2010 as the external environment improves. Unemployment is set to reach double digits by 2010 and inflation will be low but persistently above the euro area average.

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