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The Asian Development Outlook analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia. This includes forecasting the inflation and gross domestic product growth rates of countries throughout the region, including the People’s Republic of China and India.
The economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific remains upbeat, with the region’s developing economies expected to grow 4.7% in 2023, and 4.8% in 2024, but risks remain elevated.
Exports from developing Asia weakened in the first quarter of 2023 as global demand slowed. However, consumption and investment are forecast to boost aggregate regional growth to 4.8% in 2023, as earlier forecast, with the projection for 2024 revised down only marginally to 4.7%.
The background papers and notes for the “Asia in the Global Transition to Net Zero: Thematic Report of the Asian Development Outlook 2023” are made available here to communicate the results of the underlying research work with the least possible delay.
Growth forecasts for developing Asia’s economies are looking brighter, with 4.8% growth projection this year and next year. Inflation in developing Asia is also expected to moderate and return to its pre-pandemic levels.
This publication highlights brighter economic prospects for Asia and the Pacific amid ongoing challenges. It forecasts growth across the region’s developing economies of 4.8% this year and in 2024, up from 4.2% in 2022.
This supplement provides updated economic projections, revising growth forecasts for developing Asia down slightly from 4.3% to 4.2% in 2022 and from 4.9% to 4.6% in 2023.
The background papers for the Asian Development Outlook 2022 Update theme chapter are made available here to communicate the results of the underlying research work with the least possible delay.
In this report, ADB has lowered its forecasts for economic growth in developing Asia and the Pacific to 4.3% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023, amid mounting challenges. Its theme chapter looks at how digital entrepreneurship spurs growth and innovation.
This publication provides updated economic forecasts for Asia and the Pacific and outlines the diverse challenges the region faces as it recovers from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.