a Calculated as a weighted average of individual country growth
rates of gross domestic product (GDP), where weights are based on GDP in 1993 prices and
b Preliminary estimates.
c Forecast, based in part on Project LINK.
d Based on reported GDP, which underestimates activity in several countries.
e Employs an alternative scheme for weighting national growth rates of GDP, based on
purchasing power parity (PPP) conversions of national currency GDP into international
dollars (see introduction to statistical annex of World Economic and Social Survey, 1997).
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