Economic growth and inflation are most-forecast variables

Private debt, commodity prices and market interest rates rank as laggards

Economic growth and inflation are the top variables analysed and projected by central banks, the Economics Benchmarks 2023 finds.

Among the list of items forecast by 33 respondents, all participants (100%) say they forecast growth. Some 31 (93.9%) say they project inflation. Unemployment forecasters account for 21 or 63.6% of the sample.

The least previewed indicators are private debt (15.2%), commodity prices (21.2%) and market interest rates (30.3%).

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