Global Economic Prospects 2015

The global economy is still struggling to gain momentum. Read more ...

Development Prospects

Providing information, analysis, and advice on global trends in the world economy.  Find out more ...

Global Economic Monitor

Now free. Daily and monthly updates on global economic developments and relevant topical issues. Find out more ...

Syndicate content

Return to stable growth in developing Europe and Central Asia

Lucio Vinhas de Souza's picture

GDP growth in developing Europe and Central Asia, the developing region most affected by the 2009 downturn, rebounded to an estimated 5.2% in 2010, following a 6.5% contraction in 2009. Limited credit growth, the deleveraging of household-sector balance sheets and continued industrial sector restructuring following the easy-credit excesses of the boom period are expected to continue weighing on GDP.

Prospects Weekly: Global industrial production declined 1.1% in April in the wake of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan

Global Macroeconomics Team's picture

Global industrial production declined 1.1% in April in the wake of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, likely reflecting supply-chain disruptions. All developing regions reporting data for the month saw declines, and high- income countries excluding Japan saw a 1.2% drop. However, reconstruction activity in Japan and stabilization of fuel prices are expected to support a rebound in industrial production in the second half of 2011.

Global Commodity Watch - June 2011

John Baffes's picture

Non-energy commodity prices fell by 4.7 percent in May, in part due to dollar appreciation against major currencies early in the month. There were decreases in all main indices with the exception of fertilizers which rose 7 percent on reduced production in China because of power shortages. Agriculture prices generally declined on improved supply prospects, while the decrease in metal prices was tied to worries of slower economic growth, including in China. Crude oil prices fell 7 percent on concerns about global demand. 

 

Global Commodity Watch - June 2011

John Baffes's picture

Non-energy commodity prices fell by 4.7 percent in May, in part due to dollar appreciation against major currencies early in the month. There were decreases in all main indices with the exception of fertilizers which rose 7 percent on reduced production in China because of power shortages. Agriculture prices generally declined on improved supply prospects, while the decrease in metal prices was tied to worries of slower economic growth, including in China. Crude oil prices fell 7 percent on concerns about global demand. 

 

Global Commodity Watch - June 2011

John Baffes's picture

Non-energy commodity prices fell by 4.7 percent in May, in part due to dollar appreciation against major currencies early in the month. There were decreases in all main indices with the exception of fertilizers which rose 7 percent on reduced production in China because of power shortages. Agriculture prices generally declined on improved supply prospects, while the decrease in metal prices was tied to worries of slower economic growth, including in China. Crude oil prices fell 7 percent on concerns about global demand. 

 

Pages