Real GDP Growth
Quarterly real GDP growth year-over-year changes. Total number of countries with Real GDP growth rising minus the number of countries with falling Real GDP Growth. Real GDP Growth equals GDP Growth - Inflation for a more true calculation of how an economy grew.
** A positive reading indicates more countries are reporting a higher value than countries that are reporting a lower value. Positive numbers should be read as global expansion of the indicator and negative numbers as global contraction of the indicator.