The Global Economic Recovery in One Chart

With 2020 nearly behind us, many are eagerly looking ahead to what 2021 will bring. COVID-19 vaccinations have begun, and hope is on the horizon for a stronger economy going forward.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) projects that after a 4.2% drop this year, the global economy will reach pre-pandemic levels in 2021.

This chart, which uses data from the OECD, shows which countries will recover the fastest from the global recession in 2020

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The Global Economic Recovery in One Chart

With 2020 nearly behind us, many are eagerly looking ahead to what 2021 will bring. COVID-19 vaccinations have begun, and hope is on the horizon for a stronger economy going forward.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) projects that after a 4.2% drop this year, the global economy will reach pre-pandemic levels in 2021.

This chart, which uses data from the OECD, shows which countries will recover the fastest from the global recession in 2020.


First published: December 15, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: OECD

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