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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 4.6 4.5
Consumer Prices 2.9 3.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2014)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

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Saudi Arabia and the IMF
Updated January 23, 2015

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 11, 2014. Listed below are items related to Saudi Arabia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 21, 2011 -- Saudi Arabia: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 11/292
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 21, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Saudi Arabia Addressing Jobs, Housing as Economy Rebounds
Higher oil prices—together with strong support from public spending—have helped Saudi Arabia's economy rebound strongly from the global economic crisis.
August 23, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 31, 2011 -- Statement at the Conclusion of the 2011 Article IV Consultation Mission to Saudi Arabia
May 19, 2011 -- Middle East and North Africa: Protecting Social Cohesion and Economic Stability, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
March 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
March 01, 2011 -- How Strong are Fiscal Multipliers in the GCC? An Empirical Investigation
Author/Editor: Senhadji, Abdelhak S | Espinoza, Raphael A.
Series: Working Paper No. 11/61
January 11, 2011 -- Sluggish Credit Growth in the Gulf: Cause for Concern? by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
November 01, 2010 -- Determinants of the Foreign Exchange Risk Premium in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Author/Editor: Poghosyan, Tigran
Series: Working Paper No. 10/255
August 27, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 30, 2009 -- Middle East and North Africa: Resilient Amid the Global Financial Storm by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
August 18, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Stimulus Measures Bolstering Demand Amid Crisis, IMF Says
Most of the world's leading advanced and emerging market economies have adopted stimulus measures to counter the growing financial and economic crisis, according to an analysis by the IMF that estimates the collective impact on growth of around ½ -1¼ percentage points.
September 30, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Antoinette Sayeh interview, IMF clarifies surveillance process, Georgia loan, Olivier Blanchard interview, Africa's financial sector, EMU slowdown, EU transfers, sovereign wealth fund principles, United Kingdom outlook, Uruguay's financial issues, Saudi Arabia's oil bonanza, news briefs. PDF File Size: 681Kb
August 12, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 01, 2008 -- Understanding the Inflationary Process in the GCC Region: The Case of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait
Author/Editor: Hasan, Maher | Alogeel, Hesham
Series: Working Paper No. 08/193
June 19, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, IMF
March 04, 2008 -- Press Release: Saudi Arabia Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
November 19, 2007 -- Financial Market Turbulence and Global Imbalances, Remarks at Conference on European Economic Integration, Austrian National Bank, by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
October 23, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.

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