El Salvador : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

June 7, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper proposes a simple “nowcast” model for an early assessment of the Salvadoran economy. The exercise is based on a bridge model, which is one of the many tools available for nowcasting. For El Salvador, the bridge model exploits information for the period 2005–17 from a large set of variables that are published earlier and at higher frequency than the variable of interest, in this case quarterly GDP. The estimated GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter of 2017 is 2.4 percent year over year, leading to an average GDP growth rate of 2.3 percent in 2017. This is in line with the GDP growth implied by the official statistics released two months later, on March 23, 2018.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/152

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 7, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484359792/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SLVEA2018004

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

79

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