A Survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year, in April and October. It has updates in January and July.
It is one of the most followed macroeconomic reports by financial markets participants mainly for its world, region and country growth projections and major imbalances.
It presents IMF staff economists’ analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term.
Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest.
Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.
This report is the main instrument of disseminating the findings and analysis of their global surveillance activities to the world.
Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monitor Report are published alongside.
The Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR) assesses the stability of global financial markets and emerging-market financing. The GFSR focuses on current conditions, especially financial and structural imbalances that could risk an upset in global financial stability and access to financing by emerging-market countries. It emphasizes the ramifications of financial and economic imbalances that are highlighted in the World Economic Outlook. Topics covered in the GFSR usually include systemic risk assessments in worldwide financial markets, worldwide debt management, emerging economic markets and current economic crises that could affect finances worldwide.
The Fiscal Monitor surveys and analyses the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.