2018 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2018 Issue 1

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, a special chapter on policy challenges from closer international trade and financial integration, and a chapter summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country and a statistical annex.


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Economic activity is set to rebound later in the year and growth is projected at 2% in 2018 and 2.6% in 2019, supporting further declines in unemployment. However, recently, the exchange rate has depreciated significantly amidst declining confidence and capital flight. The authorities have reacted with higher interest rates, exchange rate interventions, an accelerated fiscal adjustment and negotiations with multilateral lenders. Inflation has rebounded due to hikes in administered prices, currency depreciation and higher inflation expectations. This limits household real income growth and, together with weather‑related declines in agricultural output, will dent growth in 2018.

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