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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 3.5 3.5
Consumer Prices 4 4.1
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
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Guatemala and the IMF
Updated October 12, 2013

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (1) | Article IV Staff Reports (3) | IMF Survey Online (1) | IMFC Statements (3) | Interim Committee Statements (1) | Letters of Intent (4) | Mission Concluding Statements (1) | News Briefs (1) | Press Releases (25) | Public Information Notices (8) | Publications (26) | Speeches (2) | Transcripts (4) | Views & Commentaries (1) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
September 23, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Carlos A. Massad, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Chile on behalf of the Latin American Governors of the Fund, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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Article IV Staff Reports
June 11, 2012 -- Guatemala: Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 12/146
February 11, 2010 -- Guatemala: 2009 Article IV Consultation and Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause—Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 10/36
October 06, 2005 -- Guatemala: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 05/362
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IMF Survey Online
June 24, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Opens Central American Technical Assistance Center
The IMF, building on a successful model for transferring economic skills and best practices, opened a new technical assistance center in Central America on June 24, the seventh set up by the Fund around the world to train central bankers, economic officials, and others.
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IMFC Statements
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Luis de Guindos, Minister of Finance and Competitiveness of Spain
On behalf of: Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, República Bolivariana de Venezuela. PDF File Size: 218Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Luis de Guindos, Governor for Spain
On behalf of: Costa Rica, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, República Bolivariana de Venezuela. PDF File Size: 428Kb
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Second Vicepresident and Minister of Economy of Spain to the IMFC, Washington, D. C., April, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Venezuela
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Francisco Gil Díaz, Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D. C., November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Venezuela
September 24, 2000 -- Statement by Carlos Saito G-24 Chairman to the Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, September 24, 2000
Speaking as the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Group of 24 on International Monetary Affairs
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Interim Committee Statements
September 26, 1999 -- Statement by Mr. Antonio Casas Gonzalez,Governor of the Bank of Venezuela, Fifty-Third Meeting of the IMF Interim Committee
The Interim Committee member for the constituency consisting of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela
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Letters of Intent
September 13, 2010 -- Guatemala -- Letter of Intent, September 13, 2010
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November 20, 2009 -- Guatemala -- Guatemala: Letter Of Intent, November 20, 2009
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April 13, 2009 -- Guatemala -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, April 13, 2009
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March 15, 2002 -- Guatemala Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 15, 2002
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guatemala describes the policies that Guatemala intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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Mission Concluding Statements
May 20, 2013 -- Guatemala—Concluding Statement of the 2013 Article IV Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
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News Briefs
October 03, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes First Review of Stand-By Arrangement with Guatemala
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Press Releases
August 12, 2013 -- Press Release: Fourth Latin American Treasury Forum Seminar in Guatemala Discusses Best Practices in Government Treasury Management<
August 02, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
March 05, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Guatemala
March 15, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guatemala
September 28, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Fourth Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Guatemala
August 27, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guatemala
June 17, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Third Review of Guatemala’s Stand-By Arrangement
May 06, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guatemala
December 22, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Guatemala
November 12, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guatemala
September 24, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Guatemala’s Stand-By Arrangement
August 17, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guatemala
April 23, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$935 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Guatemala
March 26, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Announces Staff-Level Agreement with Guatemala on a Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement
March 18, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Statement at the Conclusion of the Article IV Discussions with Guatemala
December 20, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF staff mission to Guatemala
December 15, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Statement on the Conclusion of the Article IV Discussions with Guatemala
February 28, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato at the Conclusion of His Visit to Guatemala
February 24, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Guatemala on February 28, 2006
November 22, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to Guatemala
July 12, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Agustín Carstens at the Conclusion of a Visit to Guatemala
February 17, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Staff Mission to Guatemala
December 23, 2004 -- Press Release: Guatemala Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
June 19, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Nine-Month US$120 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Guatemala
April 01, 2002 -- Press Release: IMF Approves One-Year Stand -By Credit for Guatemala
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Public Information Notices
May 08, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 19, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Discusses the Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement for Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 20, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 04, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 27, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 27, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 25, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
December 29, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guatemala
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
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Publications
August 02, 2013 -- Guatemala: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/247
August 02, 2013 -- Guatemala: Selected Issues and Analytical Notes
Series: Country Report No. 13/248
December 01, 2011 -- Developments in Financial Supervision and the Use of Macroprudential Measures in Central America
Author/Editor: Delgado, Fernando L | Meza, Mynor
Series: Working Paper No. 11/299
October 04, 2011 -- Guatemala; Ex Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement
Series: Country Report No. 11/296
June 01, 2011 -- International Reserve Adequacy in Central America
Author/Editor: Magnusson Bernard, Kristin
Series: Working Paper No. 11/144
October 13, 2010 -- Guatemala: Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala.
Series: Country Report No. 10/309
July 06, 2010 -- Guatemala: Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala.
Series: Country Report No. 10/187
October 20, 2009 -- Guatemala: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Modification of Performance Criterion and Consultation Clause - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 09/305
May 12, 2009 -- Guatemala: Request for Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 09/143
December 01, 2007 -- Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic
Author/Editor: Shah, Hemant | Carvajal, Ana | Bannister, Geoffrey J. | Chan-Lau, Jorge A. | Guerra, Ivan
Series: Working Paper No. 07/288
June 01, 2007 -- Public Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic
Author/Editor: Shah, Hemant | Jobst, Andreas | Valderrama, Laura | Guerra, Ivan
Series: Working Paper No. 07/147
January 12, 2006 -- Guatemala: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module
Series: Country Report No. 06/9
October 06, 2005 -- Guatemala: Statistical Annex
Series: Country Report No. 05/361
June 20, 2005 -- Guatemala: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module, Response by the Authorities, and Detailed Assessments Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 05/208
October 01, 2003 -- Financial Integration in Central America: Prospects and Adjustment Needs
Author/Editor: Canales Kriljenko, Jorge Iván | Khandelwal, Padamja | Lehmann, Alexander
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/3
March 01, 2003 -- Determinants of the Choice of Exchange Rate Regimes in Six Central American Countries: An Empirical Analysis
Author/Editor: Papaioannou, Michael G.
Series: Working Paper No. 03/59
December 01, 2002 -- Central American Tax Reform: Trends and Possibilities
Author/Editor: Stotsky, Janet Gale | WoldeMariam, Asegedech
Series: Working Paper No. 02/227
November 01, 2002 -- Expenditure Issues and Governance in Central America
Author/Editor: Corbacho, Ana | Davoodi, Hamid Reza
Series: Working Paper No. 02/187
April 12, 2002 -- Guatemala: Request for Stand-By Arrangement--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 02/80
April 12, 2002 -- Guatemala: Request for Stand-By Arrangement--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guatemala
Series: Country Report No. 02/80
February 15, 2000 -- Guatemala: Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/09
September 15, 1998 -- Guatemala - Recent Economic Developments - Supplementary Information
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/72
September 04, 1998 -- Guatemala - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/71
December 19, 1996 -- Guatemala - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/127
July 20, 1995 -- Guatemala - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/57
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Guatemala was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
July 01, 1991 -- Economic Growth in Latin America
Author/Editor: De Gregorio, Jose
Series: Working Paper No. 91/71
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Speeches
July 22, 2009 -- The IMF's Response to the Global Crisis, Remarks by IMF Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato, At the Eighth Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic
June 28, 2007 -- Taking Advantage of the Benign Global Environment: A Time for Reforms Remarks by IMF Deputy Managing Director Murilo Portugal at the Sixth Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic
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Transcripts
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a IMF Western Hemisphere Department Press Briefing
May 23, 2006 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum -- Pragmatisn: Latin America's New 'Ism'?
September 22, 2005 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
September 30, 2004 -- Transcript of a Joint IMF/World Bank Town Hall with Civil Society Organizations
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Views & Commentaries
September 20, 2006 -- IMF supports government efforts to reach MDGs, by Erik Offerdal, Resident Representative in the Dominican Republic, IMF