Republic of Palau : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Palau

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

October 19, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Palau is a middle-income micro state in the Pacific (population: 18,000) that relies heavily on tourism and grants, and is exposed to natural disasters. The economy grew strongly at 9.4 percent in FY2015 led by robust tourism and construction activity, but the surge in tourist arrivals strained infrastructure and was tilted to low budget tourism. The fiscal position has improved, but further efforts are needed to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability. The outlook is favorable although subject to significant downside risks. The discussions focused on

Series:

Country Report No. 16/328

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 19, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475545937/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PLWEA2016001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

51

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