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


After falling sharply in 2020, GDP is projected to increase by 3.7% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022. Consumption will strengthen, with a gradual reduction in saving, as the sanitary situation improves and containment measures are phased out. Strong activity in the manufacturing sector and the absorption of EU funds will support investment and exports. Tourism and contact-intensive services will recover only gradually, until the pandemic is fully under control.

English Also available in: Portuguese, French



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