Economic outlook, analysis and forecasts

Notes to the Economic Outlook Annex Tables


The Economic Outlook Annex Tables report developments and projections on key variables by country and broad regional grouping. Projections are also summarized in the tables in the Individual Country Developments section of the Economic Outlook publication. The following sections provide a guide to the various methodological statistical notes attached to the Annex Tables  by table and broad account.

A compact file detailing sources and notes by country and account are given in

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Corrigenda Annex Tables 


Demand and output

Table 1   Real GDP
Table 2   Nominal GDP
Table 3   Real private consumption expenditure
Table 4   Real public consumption expenditure
Table 5   Real total gross fixed capital formation
Table 6   Real gross private non-residential fixed capital formation
Table 7   Real gross private residential fixed capital formation
Table 8   Real total domestic demand
Table 9   Foreign balance contributions to changes in real GDP
Table 10 Output gaps

Wages, costs, unemployment and inflation

Table 11 Compensation per employee in the total economy
Table 12 Labour productivity for the total economy
Table 13 Unemployment rates: commonly used definitions
Table 14 Standardised unemployment rates
Table 15 Labour force, employment and unemployment
Table 16 GDP deflators
Table 17 Private consumption deflators
Table 18 Consumer prices indices
Table 19 Oil and other primary commodity markets

Key supply side data

Table 20 Employment and labour force
Table 21 Potential GDP and productive capital stock
Table 22 Structural unemployment, wage shares and unit labor costs


Table 23 Household saving rates
Table 24 Gross national saving

Fiscal balances and public indebtedness

Table 25 General government total outlays
Table 26 General government current tax and non-tax receipts
Table 27 General government financial balances
Table 28 Cyclically-adjusted general government balances
Table 29 General government primary balances
Table 30 Cyclically-adjusted general government primary balances
Table 31 General government net debt interest payments
Table 32 General government gross financial liabilities
Table 33 General government net financial liabilities

Interest rates and exchange rates

Table 34 Short-term interest rates
Table 35 Long-term interest rates
Table 36 Nominal exchange rates (vis-à-vis the US dollar)
Table 37 Effective exchange rates

External trade and payments

Table 38 Export volumes of gods and services
Table 39 Import volumes of goods and services
Table 40 Export prices of goods and services
Table 41 Import prices of goods and services
Table 42 Competitive positions: relative consumer prices
Table 43 Competitive positions: relative unit labour costs
Table 44 Export performance for total goods and services
Table 45 Shares in world exports and imports
Table 46 Geographical structure of world trade growth
Table 47 Trade balances for goods and services
Table 48 Investment income, net
Table 49 Total transfers, net
Table 50 Current account balances
Table 51 Current account balances as a percentage of GDP
Table 52 Structure of current account balances of major world regions
Table 53 Export market growth in goods and services
Table 54 Import penetration

Other background data

Table 55 Quarterly demand and output projections
Table 56 Quarterly price, cost and unemployment projections
Table 57 Contributions to changes in real GDP in OECD countries
Table 58 Household wealth and indebtedness
Table 59 House prices
Table 60 House price rations
Table 61 Maastricht definition of general government gross public debt
Table 62 Macroeconomic indicators for selected non-member economies