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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.

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GDP is estimated to contract by 6.8% in 2020, and projected to recover slowly, by 1.5%, in 2021. The economy has been hit hard by lockdown measures and a drop in trade. Additional containment measures, high uncertainty and weak sentiment amid the second outbreak will delay economic recovery until an effective vaccine is widely deployed towards the end of 2021. Fiscal support will help maintain household consumption, but investment will take longer to rebound. The unemployment rate will rise from low levels and inflation will slow.

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