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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 1.7 1.5
Consumer Prices 1.2 1.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Portugal and the IMF
Updated September 15, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
September 22, 2016 -- Portugal: Growth Needs Further Reforms
June 27, 2016 -- IMF Survey : A Blueprint for Portugal’s Future Growth
Portugal has bounced back from the global economic crisis, but to keep up momentum it will need to carry out additional reforms aimed at boosting growth, generating jobs, and improving competitiveness, according to a new IMF publication on the country’s economy.
April 01, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Portugal: Recovery on Track but Higher Growth Needed
Portugal has emerged from a severe economic slump: it has regained market access and unemployment has returned to precrisis levels.
June 09, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Must Contribute to Global Fiscal Policy Debate
The IMF must provide high-quality fiscal services to its members, especially through technical assistance and capacity building work, says Vitor Gaspar, the new Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.
January 17, 2013 -- IMF Survey : More Policy Work Ahead to Avoid Global Crisis Relapse
After avoiding economic collapse following the global financial crisis, policymakers have more work to do to and cannot revert to business as usual, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde says. She tells a Washington news conference that decision makers should focus on the real economy and on growth.
October 25, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Portugal to Stay Challenging Reform Course
With economic recession set to extend into 2013, Portugal’s government has made excellent progress in implementing reforms agreed under a program supported by European partners and the IMF. In an interview, the IMF’s mission chief for Portugal, Abebe Aemro Selassie, discusses the prospects for economic recovery.
October 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Eurozone: Carrying Out Agreed Policies Can Help Restore Confidence
Europe remains a focus of efforts to restore confidence and revive the global economic recovery. In an interview, Director of the IMF’s European Department Reza Moghadam discusses the pressing challenges facing the euro area and outlines the Fund’s broader role in the region.
December 22, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Good Progress But Testing Times Ahead For Portugal
Following elections in June 2011, Portugal's new government has been working quietly to implement the measures agreed as part of the €78 billion (about $116 billion) international rescue package with the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the IMF.