Economic growth is declining according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The think tank now thinks that the growth of the world economy this year amounts to 3.3 percent, while the organization still assumed 3.5 percent a few months ago.
Next year the global economy will improve by 3.4 percent. This is also less than in the previous estimate in November when 3.7 percent growth was still expected for 2020. The adjustments are partly due to the slowdown in China, continuing political uncertainties and weaker growth in Europe. All of this will, according to the OECD, have an impact on global growth in the medium term.
For almost all major economic regions, the OECD is more moderate in its forecast compared to the end of last year. For example, forecasts for the euro zone, the United States, China and the United Kingdom were reduced. The OECD is also more moderate about its growth in Japan, India and Brazil.