Vanuatu : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 11, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix summarizes the factors explaining Vanuatu’s recent growth performance, which has weakened since the mid-1990s. The paper highlights that Vanuatu’s annual rate of growth averaged ¾ percent during 1997–2001, compared with 4¾ percent during 1992–1996. The paper compares Vanuatu’s external competitiveness with several other small island economies in the South Pacific region. The paper describes the development and structure of Vanuatu’s offshore financial center, examines its macroeconomic impact, and highlights some key recent developments. It also provides a preliminary assessment of the prospects for the sector.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/266

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 11, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451840537/1934-7685

Stock No:

1VUTEA0022002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

43

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