Economic Outlook to be released at OECD Forum – Wednesday 1 June 2016


26/5/2016 - The OECD will publish its latest Economic Outlook, containing analysis and projections for its member countries and other major economies, at 10.30 a.m. Paris time (08.30 GMT) on Wednesday 1 June 2016.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chief Economist Catherine L. Mann will present the Outlook (in English with French interpretation) at 10:30 a.m. on the second day of the annual OECD Forum, at the OECD Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 16ème.

Versions of the Outlook will be available in English, French, German and Spanish on the OECD's password-protected website from 10:30 a.m. (CET) for immediate release. Create your MyOECD account here.


A summary of the Economic Outlook and key data will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at from 10:30 a.m. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Outlook.


OECD experts will brief journalists on the Outlook (under embargo) on Wednesday 1 June, prior to the formal launch:

  • Catherine L. Mann will present the Outlook to the international press (in English) at 9:00 a.m.
  • OECD Senior Economist Randall Jones will present the Outlook to the Japanese press (in Japanese) at 8:00 a.m.
  • Christian Kastrop, head of the policy studies branch of the OECD Economics Department, and Andres Fuentes, senior economist on the Germany desk, will present the Outlook (in German) at 8:30 a.m.


A special chapter in the Outlook analyses the link between the decline in productivity growth and inequality.  Productivity is one of the key themes of the OECD Forum and Ministerial Council Meeting and will be the subject of a separate news briefing on Tuesday 31 May (see media agenda). The potential impact of the UK leaving the European Union is among other topics covered.


Journalists must register for media events during OECD Week, including the presentation of the Economic Outlook and embargoed briefings, via e-mail: stating name, media, job title and national press card number.


There will be heightened security during OECD Week, so journalists are advised to arrive early for all events to ensure access.


Requests to receive the Economic Outlook under embargo ahead of release time should be sent by e-mail to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


For further information on the Economic Outlook or OECD Week contact the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD  is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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