IMF World Economic Outlook Database April 2012

Short Name: 
IMF WEO April 2012 

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database is created during the biannual WEO exercise, which begins in January and June of each year and results in the April and September WEO publication.

The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report, which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries. The WEO is released in April and September/October each year.

Use this database to find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups (aggregates), and commodity prices whose data are reported by the IMF.

Data are available from 1980 to the present, and projections are given for the next two years. Additionally, medium-term projections are available for selected indicators. For some countries, data are incomplete or unavailable for certain years. World Economic Outlook on Google Public Data Explorer offers select indicators from the latest online WEO database, such as GDP growth and inflation.

First released on: 
1 Apr, 2012 
Last version on: 
1 Apr, 2012 
Use Policy: 
Free to use, modify and distribute with due credits and citation. 
Download information: 

Data can be downloaded using WEO data query on IMF website: click links under the "Download WEO Data" box, select country group, countries, subjects, and data range. Data report page will appear after query is submitted. Data can be downloaded by clicking "You WEO Report" icon at the bottom of the webpage. 

Data also can be viewed and downloaded using WEO on Google Public Data Explorer.