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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Growth is set to pick up, underpinned by private consumption and exports. Uncertainty will continue to restrain private investment, although earthquake‑related reconstruction activities are expected to take place in 2018. However, private investment could accelerate if the NAFTA negotiations end favourably. Public investment will remain subdued. Unemployment is projected to remain at historic low levels. Inflation will continue to decline from its high level to closer to the central bank’s target.

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