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What is the World Bank Atlas method?

The World Bank's official estimates of the size of economies are based on GNI converted to current U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method. The Atlas method smoothes exchange rate fluctuations by using a three year moving average, price-adjusted conversion factor. For more details, see the methodology.

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