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OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014 Issue 1
OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years.
ISBN 978-92-64-20466-9, June 2014, 300 pages
€104  $151  £93  ¥12 500

African Economic Outlook 2014: Global Value Chains and Africa’s Industrialisation
Analyses Africa’s growing role in the world economy and predicts the continent’s prospects for the next two years.
ISBN 978-92-64-20940-4, May 2014, 360 pages
€65  $91  £59  ¥8 400

OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2014
Provides regular updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers.
ISBN 978-92-64-20416-4, April 2014, 150 pages
€40  $56  £36  ¥5 200

Women, Government and Policy Making in OECD Countries: Fostering Diversity for Inclusive Growth
Provides comparative data and policy benchmarks on women’s access to public leadership and inclusive gender-responsive policy-making across OECD countries.
ISBN 978-92-64-21070-7, April 2014, 188 pages
€50  $70  £45  ¥6 500

PISA 2012 Results, Volume V: Creative Problem Solving: Students’ Skills in Tackling Real-Life Problems
Presents an assessment of student performance in problem solving, which measures students’ capacity to respond to non-routine situations.
ISBN 978-92-64-20806-3, April 2014, 252 pages
€50  $70  £45  ¥6 500

How’s Life? 2013: Measuring Well-Being
Provides a statistical update on issues that shape people’s lives and well-being: income, jobs, housing, health, education, social connections, governance, environment, personal security and subjective well-being.
ISBN 978-92-64-20074-6, November 2013, 212 pages
€35  $49  £31  ¥4 500

Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators
Provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries.
ISBN 978-92-64-20071-5, December 2013, 212 pages
€35  $49  £31  ¥4 500

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Economic data

GDP growth: +0.6% Q1 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% May 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.2% July 2019
Last update: 8 July 2019

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