Global Economic Outlook, 2018

Global GDP Growth Expected to Rise from 3.6% in 2017 to 3.7% in 2018 Supported by Increased Trade Flows, Higher Investments, and Strong Domestic Demand

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Amidst seismic events such as Brexit and oil production cuts, what is the outlook for the world economy in 2018? How will monetary policy tightening and landmark tax reforms influence the growth trajectory of key advanced and emerging market economies? This study answers these questions and more by evaluating the global and regional economic outlook across geographies. World GDP growth is estimated to have risen to 3.6% in 2017 and is expected to further strengthen to 3.7% in 2018, with higher growth expected across emerging markets and developing economies. In regards to emerging market giants, China is expected to witness a marginal growth slowdown in 2018 with the deepening of structural reforms; India’s g

Research Scope

The global economic outlook section of this study covers topics in regards to GDP growth, inflation, trade, investment, and oil production, while the region economic outlook section covers topics in regards to GDP growth and key economic developments. Regions covered in the study include North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the top global economic predictions for 2018?
  • What is the 2018 global growth outlook?
  • How is GDP growth expected to evolve across major economies such as the United States, China, and India?
  • What the top 5 regional economic predictions for different geographies?
  • Which are the world’s fastest growing economies in 2017 and 2018?
  • What is the outlook for oil production cuts by OPEC and its allies?
  • What are the imminent implications of key economic developments such as monetary policy tightening in North America, VAT introduction in the GCC, and Brexit?
  • What is the outlook for major trade negotiations or trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)?

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
Top 2017 Economic Trends
Top 2018 Economic Predictions
Top 2018 Predictions—Advanced Economies
Top 2018 Predictions—Emerging Market Economies
World GDP Growth Snapshot
World’s 20 Fastest Growing Economies in 2017 and 2018
2. Research Scope
Research Scope
3. 2018 Global Economic Outlook
GDP Growth Outlook
Inflation Outlook
Trade Outlook
Investment Outlook
Oil Production Outlook—OPEC and Non-OPEC Allies
4. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—North America
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—United States and Canada
Key Economic Developments
2018 North America Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
5. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—Latin America
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Brazil and Mexico
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Colombia and Panama
Key Economic Developments
2018 Latin America Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
6. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—Africa
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Tanzania and Kenya
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—South Africa and Zimbabwe
Key Economic Developments
2018 Africa Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
7. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—Europe
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Germany and Italy
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—United Kingdom and France
Brexit Impact Analysis
Key Economic Developments
2018 Europe Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
8. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—Middle East
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—UAE and Saudi Arabia
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Qatar and Iran
GCC Fiscal Consolidation and Economic Diversification
Key Economic Developments
2018 Middle East Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
9. 2018 Regional Economic Outlook—Asia-Pacific
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—China and India
2018 GDP Growth Outlook—Japan and ASEAN-5
Key Economic Developments
2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Outlook—Top 5 Predictions
10. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
Growth Opportunities
11. Key Conclusions
Key Conclusions
Legal Disclaimer
12. Appendix
List of Exhibits
Data Tables—World
Data Tables—Advanced Economies and Emerging Market & Developing Economies
Data Tables—North America
Data Tables—Latin America
Data Tables—Africa
Data Tables—Europe
Data Tables—Middle East
Data Tables—Asia-Pacific
Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
Additional Sources of Information on the 2018 Global Economic Outlook
Market Engineering Methodology

List of Figures & Charts

1. Important Macroeconomic Indicators, World, 2012–2018
2. Important Macroeconomic Indicators, Advanced Economies and Emerging Market & Developing Economies, 2012–2018
3. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, North America, 2012–2018
4. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, Latin America, 2012–2018
5. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, Africa, 2012–2018
6. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, Europe, 2012–2018
7. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, Middle East, 2012–2018
8. Important Macroeconomic Indicators for Select Countries, Asia-Pacific, 2012–2018

1. GDP Growth (%) of Select Countries, Global, 2016–2018
2. GDP Growth, Fastest Growing Economies, Global, 2017 and 2018
3. Inflation, Fastest Growing Economies, Global, 2017 and 2018
4. GDP Growth, Global, 2012–2018
5. Inflation, Global, 2012–2018
6. Total Trade, Global 2012–2018
7. FDI Inflows, Global, 2005-2016
8. GDP Growth, US and Canada, 2016-2018
9. GDP Growth, Brazil and Mexico, 2016-2018
10. GDP Growth, Colombia and Panama, 2016-2018
11. GDP Growth, Tanzania and Kenya, 2016-2018
12. GDP Growth, South Africa and Zimbabwe, 2016-2018
13. GDP Growth, Germany and Italy, 2016-2018
14. GDP Growth, United Kingdom and France, 2016-2018
15. GDP Growth, UAE and Saudi Arabia, 2016-2018
16. GDP Growth, Qatar and Iran, 2016-2018
17. Fiscal Balance as a Share of GDP, GCC, 2016-2018
18. GDP Growth, China and India, 2016–2018
19. GDP Growth, Japan and ASEAN-5 Countries, 2016–2018

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