Many News reports are highlighting the negative side of the very recent IMF economic reports, taking account of the current COVID19 pandemic.
An example being the IMF’s prediction of an 8.1% shrinking of the Lithuanian economy, in 2020.
But the headlines miss the projected 2021 recovery of 8.2% in 2021.
This results in a slight increase by 2021 of 0.1%.
Ten Countries show an increase by 2021, according to IMF figures, and these are:

 Indonesia down by 0.5% in 2020, then up by 8.2% in 2021, giving a total increase of 7.7% by 2021.
 Malaysia down by 1.7% in 2020, then up by 9% in 2021, giving a total increase of 7.3% by 2021.
 Serbia down by 3% in 2020, then up by 7.5% in 2021, giving a total increase of 4.5% by 2021.
 Malta down by 2.8% in 2020, then up by 7% in 2021, giving a total increase of 4.2% by 2021.
 Korea down by 1.2% in 2020, then up by 3.4% in 2021, giving a total increase of 2.2% by 2021.
 Bulgaria down by 4% in 2020, then up by 6% in 2021, giving a total increase of 2% by 2021.
 Hungary down by 3.1% in 2020, then up by 4.2% in 2021, giving a total increase of 1.1% by 2021.
 Saudi Arabia down by 2.3% in 2020, then up by 2.9% in 2021, giving a total increase of 0.6% by 2021.
 Estonia down by 7.5% in 2020, then up by 7.9% in 2021, giving a total increase of 0.4% by 2021.
 Lithuania down by 8.1% in 2020, then up by 8.2% in 2021, giving a total increase of 0.1% by 2021.
The remainder show a decrease, from as low as 0.1% up to a decrease of 4.9%, by 2021.
These are:

 Luxembourg down by 4.9% in 2020, then up by 4.8% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.1% by 2021.
 Latvia down by 8.6% in 2020, then up by 8.3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.3% by 2021.
 Poland down by 4.6% in 2020, then up by 4.2% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.4% by 2021.
 Singapore down by 3.5% in 2020, then up by 3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.5% by 2021.
 Ireland down by 6.8% in 2020, then up by 6.3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.5% by 2021.
 Denmark down by 6.5% in 2020, then up by 6% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.5% by 2021.
 Taiwan down by 4% in 2020, then up by 3.5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.5% by 2021.
 Australia down by 6.7% in 2020, then up by 6.1% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.6% by 2021.
 Thailand down by 6.7% in 2020, then up by 6.1% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.6% by 2021.
 Cyprus down by 6.5% in 2020, then up by 5.6% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.9% by 2021.
 Hong Kong down by 4.8% in 2020, then up by 3.9% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 0.9% by 2021.
 Nigeria down by 3.4% in 2020, then up by 2.4% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1% by 2021.
 Romania down by 5% in 2020, then up by 3.9% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.1% by 2021.
 United States down by 5.9% in 2020, then up by 4.7% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.2% by 2021.
 Slovak Republic down by 6.2% in 2020, then up by 5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.2% by 2021.
 Iceland down by 7.2% in 2020, then up by 6% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.2% by 2021.
 New Zealand down by 7.2% in 2020, then up by 5.9% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.3% by 2021.
 Germany down by 7% in 2020, then up by 5.2% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.8% by 2021.
 South Africa down by 5.8% in 2020, then up by 4% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 1.8% by 2021.
 Canada down by 6.2% in 2020, then up by 4.2% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2% by 2021.
 Russia down by 5.5% in 2020, then up by 3.5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2% by 2021.
 Japan down by 5.2% in 2020, then up by 3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.2% by 2021.
 Switzerland down by 6% in 2020, then up by 3.8% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.2% by 2021.
 Belgium down by 6.9% in 2020, then up by 4.6% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.3% by 2021.
 Brazil down by 5.3% in 2020, then up by 2.9% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.4% by 2021.
 UK down by 6.5% in 2020, then up by 4% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.5% by 2021.
 Austria down by 7% in 2020, then up by 4.5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.5% by 2021.
 Belarus down by 6% in 2020, then up by 3.5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.5% by 2021.
 Slovenia down by 8% in 2020, then up by 5.4% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.6% by 2021.
 France down by 7.2% in 2020, then up by 4.5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.7% by 2021.
 Euro Area down by 7.5% in 2020, then up by 4.7% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.8% by 2021.
 Finland down by 6% in 2020, then up by 3.1% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 2.9% by 2021.
 Portugal down by 8% in 2020, then up by 5% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 3% by 2021.
 Mexico down by 6.3% in 2020, then up by 3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 3.3% by 2021.
 Spain down by 8% in 2020, then up by 4.3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 3.7% by 2021.
 Ukraine down by 7.7% in 2020, then up by 3.6% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 4.1% by 2021.
 Croatia down by 9% in 2020, then up by 4.9% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 4.1% by 2021.
 Italy down by 9.1% in 2020, then up by 4.8% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 4.3% by 2021.
 Netherlands down by 7.5% in 2020, then up by 3% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 4.5% by 2021.
 Greece down by 10% in 2020, then up by 5.1% in 2021, giving a total reduction of 4.9% by 2021.
Turkey is missing from the above figures, as they are neither an increase or a decrease. The IMF predicts a 5% decrease in 2020 and a 5% increase in 2021, resulting in no real change.
Five more countries are not even having a predicted drop in 2020, and show these figures:

 China up by 1.2% in 2020, then up by 9.2% in 2021, giving a total increase of 8% by 2021.
 Indonesia up by 0.5% in 2020, then up by 8.2% in 2021, giving a total increase of 7.7% by 2021.
 Philippines up by 0.6% in 2020, then up by 7.6% in 2021, giving a total increase of 7% by 2021.
 India up by 1.9% in 2020, then up by 7.4% in 2021, giving a total increase of 5.5% by 2021.
 Vietnam up by 2.7% in 2020, then up by 7% in 2021, giving a total increase of 4.3% by 2021.
Source Figures: International Monetary Fund (IMF) – World Economic Outlook, April 2020
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