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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The economy is projected to continue its strong expansion in 2018, growing at 5% in 2018 and nearly 4% in 2019. Private consumption will be boosted by strong real income growth from the buoyant labour market. Favourable financial conditions and EU structural funds will underpin business and public infrastructure investment. Exports will decelerate as higher wages undermine external competitiveness. Imports will be bolstered by higher domestic demand and tighter capacity constraints.

English Also available in: German, French



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