The global economy has continued to slow among differentiated growth trends across countries, and the uncertainty related to the Israel-Hamas conflict has increased.
Domestic economic growth is expected to continue its modest improvement, thanks to an easing of sluggishness in exports despite a slower recovery in consumption. Accordingly, the economic growth in this year is expected to be broadly in line with the August forecast of 1.4%.
Going forward, the uncertainties surrounding the growth path have increased due to the heightened geopolitical risks and prolonged monetary tightening in major economies.
CPI inflation is expected to resume a moderate slow down as core inflation decelerates due to weaker demand-side inflationary pressures and base effects, but upside risks have increased somewhat due to the recent Israel-Hamas conflict.
There remains a high degree of uncertainty regarding the future path of inflation, including global oil prices, exchange rates, and economic situations at home and abroad.