Update: IMF World Economic Outlook Database, October 2020


Mitsuo Shiota


October 14, 2020

I updated my shiny app.

Forecast period has extended from 2021 in April version to 2025. And “Concepts” are not limited.

IMF changed the format of the download page. The link to SDMX Data is not .zip file, but .ashx file. As I don’t know how to handle .ashx file in R script, I have decided to download files in a browser.

IMF also changed the formats in search pages, like “By Countries”. I prefer the former format, but will try to be accustomed to the new format.