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  • Great Expectations - WA#24
    Great Expectations - WA#24

    2021 GDP revisited

  • BCE reviewed upwards the 2020 contraction estimate of –7.8% but lowered to 2.8% the 2021 rebound. The combined 2020/21 is a -5.2% contraction from 2019. World Bank is more optimistic than the authorities with a 3.4% bounce back in 2021, but down to 1.4% in 2022. (WA#24)

  • We estimate that the pharmaceutical market (public and private) was $2.0B in the accumulated 12 months to April 2021, a y-o-y increase of 12.0%. There is growth in relation to the size of the economy. (WA#23)

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