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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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Portugal

Portugal is in the midst of a deep recession as the collapse of external demand and tight financial conditions have affected all parts of the economy, particularly exports and investment. Activity is expected to contract throughout 2009, before recovering very slowly in 2010 as the global economy and financial conditions gradually improve. The unemployment rate is set to reach double digits. Sharply lower commodity prices and the large negative output gap will leave inflation at very low levels.

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