IMF Growth Forecast vs. Reality

Charts of IMF global growth estimates vs.what has actually happened are either humorous or downright pathetic depending on your sense of humor.

by Mish

One thing sure stands out: Perpetual optimism reins supreme.

A few charts from the Wall Street Journal report Five Trends That Will Shape the Future of the U.S. Economy shows what I mean.

Gap Between Predicted Growth and Reality

Only Saudi Arabia and Turkey have posted growth rates that exceeded their October 2010 projections.

Real GDP Pre-Crisis vs. Post-Crisis

Why anyone pays attention to IMF growth forecasts is a mystery.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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