Belize : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 21, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that Belize’s economic growth accelerated to 11 percent in 2000, but declined to 5 percent in 2001 as a result of several hurricanes, terrorist attacks in the United States, and a shrimp-virus epidemic. Confidence was also affected by financing difficulties at the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the continued widening of the central government deficit from 10 percent of GDP to 12 percent in FY2001/02 (fiscal year end-March). The deficits were financed mainly through privatization receipts and external borrowing, mostly on commercial terms.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/255

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 21, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451805451/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BLZEA0012002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

49

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