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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 will remain strong as global demand and a weaker krona continue to boost exports. Exporting sectors will invest further to meet rising demand, but housing investment will contract against the backdrop of house price declines. The labour force will expand more slowly and unemployment will level off, as difficult‑to‑hire low‑skilled workers make up a rising share of jobseekers. Households will remain cautious, with the saving rate staying high.

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