Asian Development Bank forecasts a slowdown of developing Asia growth to 2.2% in 2020 as an aftermath covid19

  • WHO: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • WHAT: Forecast of developing Asia growth
  • WHY: Economic growth in developing Asia is expected to decline sharply in 2020
  • WHEN: April 03, 2020

Regional economic growth in developing Asia will decline sharply in 2020 due to the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, before recovering in 2021, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual flagship economic publication.

The report forecasts regional growth of 2.2% in 2020, a downward revision of 3.3 percentage points relative to the 5.5% ADB had forecast in September 2019. Growth is expected to rebound to 6.2% in 2021, assuming that the outbreak ends and activity normalizes. Excluding the newly industrialized economies of Hong Kong, China; the Republic of Korea; Singapore; and Taipei,China, developing Asia is forecast to grow 2.4% this year, compared to 5.7% in 2019, before rebounding to 6.7% next year.

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