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The state of the world's economies and markets in 2022 - in charts

Here are 10 charts to illustrate what is happening in the world's economies and markets.

Here are 10 charts to illustrate what is happening in the world's economies and markets. Image: Unsplash/Markus Krisetya

Andrew Stanley
Communications Officer, Policy Communications division, IMF
Jeff Kearns
Managing Editor, IMF Blog
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  • 2022 has already been an eventful and often tumultuous year - and it's not over yet.
  • Rising inflation and uncertainty, fueled by the war in Ukraine, alongside increasing food and shipping costs, are affecting the economic outlook.
  • Here are 10 charts to illustrate what is happening in the world's economies and markets.

A strong chart that distills a compelling visualization of our world goes a long way toward helping illustrate what’s happening in the world’s economies and markets.

That’s why our Chart of the Week blog series features a new way to look beyond the numbers. Today’s edition compiles top 10 by readership so far in 2022.

From cargo prices and food costs to unrest, uncertainty, war, and inflation, these most-read blog posts reflect the eventful and often tumultuous year it’s already been.

These charts highlight the volatility of the world's economies and markets in 2022.
These charts highlight the volatility of the world's economies and markets in 2022. Image: IMF
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