Economic outlook, analysis and forecasts

Sources & Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook


The OECD Economic Outlook provides a twice yearly assessment of the global economy and economic trends, prospects and policies in OECD Member countries and key non-OECD economies. It is the joint work of the staff of the Economics Department.

The "Sources and Methods" section is regularly updated as data sources change and new methodologies are adopted.


General remarks:

FAQs and inventories: 

Sources and Methods by country and variable:

More about methodology: