2020 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2020 Issue 2

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The COVID-19 pandemic will cast a long shadow over the world’s economies and the economic outlook is very uncertain. This issue of the OECD Economic Outlook analyses the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and puts forward projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

This issue includes a general assessment of the macroeconomic situation, a series of notes on the current policy challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and a chapter summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country. Coverage is provided for all OECD members as well as for selected partner economies.

English Also available in: French, German


GDP is set to fall by 4.6% in 2020 before picking up by 0.8% in 2021 and 2.9% in 2022. Consumption will rebound in 2021 as households scale back precautionary savings, while investment recovers only moderately due to lingering uncertainty. Unemployment and bankruptcies are expected to peak in the second half of 2021 when support measures will be phased out.

English Also available in: French



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