Spain : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 2, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Although not escaping the global slowdown, the Spanish economy has weathered it relatively well. The discussions focused on minimizing short-term risks and on identifying the structural reform priorities for the next government. However, household indebtedness has continued to rise rapidly, recently surpassing the EU average; the authorities viewed the related risks to growth as contained. The discussions also centered on issues of fiscal policy implementation. Although unemployment has been halved since the mid-1990s, it remains high and a number of rigidities persist.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/89

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 2, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451812060/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ESPEA0012004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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