Romania will register this year the most severe economic contraction in emerging Europe, of 1.9% and next year it will register a 1.5% increase, accordng to the global economic perspective presented on Wednesday by the IMF. At the level of emerging Europe, the IMF estimates a 3.7% economic increase this year and 3.1% in 2011.

Turkey and Poland will register the biggest economic increase with 7.8% and 3.4% in 2010 and 3.6% and 3.7% in 2011. Only Croatia and Lithuania wil register GDP decreases this year but they will register an increase in 2011.

At a regional level, IMF experts estimate an annual inflation of 5.2% in 2010 and 4.1% in 2011. On the other hand, Romania registers the lowest unemployment rate in the region, both in 2010 and 2011. Thus, unemployment rate will be 7.2% this year and next year, 7.1%.