The World Bank sees Macedonia's economy expanding by 3% in 2014, according to the January edition of its Global Economic Prospects report. The projection is unchanged from December 2013 , when the Bank published its regular SEE economic report. It has also kept its estimate for the Balkan country's 2013 GDP growth, which remains 2.5%. The World Bank's 2014 forecast is slightly below the government's projection for 3.2% GDP growth this year, used in the preparation of the 2014 budget. Both are higher than the European Commission's forecast of 2.5% economic growth in Macedonia in 2014, announced in November 2013 . According to the World Bank , Macedonia's GDP growth will accelerate to 3.5% in 2015 and further to 3.7% in 2016. The country's current account gap is seen widening to 4.5% of GDP in 2014 from 3.2% of GDP in 2013. The C/A deficit is projected to rise further in 2015 and 2016 - to 5.7% of GDP and 6.1% of GDP, respectively.
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