National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region, Bulletin No.35

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Issue no. 35 of the National Accounts Studies of the Arab Region includes available data and ESCWA estimates of GDP at both current and constant prices, in addition to the consolidated national accounts for each ESCWA member country during the period 2011-2015, and the estimated real GDP growth for 2016. Data was compiled from national statistical sources and by using questionnaires prepared by ESCWA. This publication is intended for economists, social researchers and planners.

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Selected indicators

The world economy has been experiencing a consistent growth pattern over the last few years, with the real GDP growth rate averaging at 2.4 per cent in the period 2012-2016. The GDP growth rate of developing countries has been following a downward trend from 4.7 per cent in 2012 to 3.8 per cent in 2016. As for ESCWA member countries, their overall GDP performance has been inconsistent, with the growth rate falling from 6.1 per cent in 2012 to 1.6 per cent in 2014, then increasing to 2.5 per cent in 2015. It is however expected to have decreased again to 1.9 per cent in 2016.

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