2021 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2021 Issue 1

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a long shadow over the world’s economies. The OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2021 Issue 1, highlights the improved prospects for the global economy due to vaccinations and stronger policy support, but also points to uneven progress across countries and key risks and challenges in maintaining and strengthening the recovery.

This issue includes a general assessment of the macroeconomic situation, 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


The economy has rebounded strongly since the second half of 2020, but social unrest and renewed mobility restrictions in April and May 2021 will push a more durable recovery into the second half of 2021. GDP is projected to grow by 7.6% in 2021 and then ease to 3.5% in 2022, boosted by private consumption and investment. A vaccine rollout is slowly making progress. Possible further restrictions, and also uncertainty about fiscal prospects, could weaken the recovery.

English Also available in: French, Spanish



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