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data Data update (2015), CLDR English Country Name Sep 26, 2015

IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) database. The IMF World Economic Outlook is a twice-yearly survey by IMF staff that presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Associated with the report is the World Economic Outlook Database, a country-level dataset of major macro-economic variables (GDP, Unemployment, Debt etc). It is the data from that database which is provided here.


The source database is made of annual values for each country on 45 indicators since 1980. In addition the database includes the IMF projects approximately 6 years into the future.

We extract this data and normalize into 2 files:

  • Indicators - data/indicators.csv - the list of indicators
  • Values - data/values.csv - set of values for each indicator, country, year tuple.
  • Country - 'data/country.csv' - set of value for mapping each ISO country code, WEO country code, and CLDR English Name


Note the XLS files actual turn out to be tsv files!


Code to extract the data from the source WEO Database is in the scripts directory.


This Data Package is licensed by its maintainers under the Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL).

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