Executive Board
Board Discussions
on Saudi Arabia:

July 29, 2015
July 11, 2014
July 8, 2013
July 18, 2011
July 12, 2010

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2015  2016
Real GDP 3.4 2.2
Consumer Prices 2.1 2.3
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2015)
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 November 9, 2015

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2015. Listed below are items related to Saudi Arabia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the CPSS Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 13/214
July 12, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
May 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of Article IV Discussions with Saudi Arabia
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Middle East Economic Outlook
March 05, 2013 -- External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia
Author/Editor: Niklas J Westelius
Series: Working Paper No. 13/59
October 29, 2012 -- Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries: Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; October 5–6, 2012
October 16, 2012 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Middle East | North Africa | Europe | Banks | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Economic indicators
September 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia : 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/271
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia : Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/272
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
September 18, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Strong Saudi Economy Gives Fillip to Region, Advances Social Agenda
The outlook for the Saudi economy, which grew at 7.1 percent last year, remains buoyant, the IMF said in its annual economic review. The oil sector continues to dominate the economy, but strengthened budgetary institutions have reduced the linkage between the oil price and the level of fiscal spending, and progress has been made on diversifying the economy.
August 07, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes the 2012 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 29, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2012 Article IV Consultation Mission to Saudi Arabia
May 24, 2012 -- Arab Oil Importers Under Strain, A Commentary by Masood Ahmed, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund
May 01, 2012 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Raphael A. Espinoza
Series: Working Paper No. 12/132
April 20, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Oil Importers Under Strain, Oil Exporters Faring Well
The Middle East and North Africa region is going through a period of dramatic change. In the "Arab Spring" countries, political transition, pressing social demands, and an adverse external environment have combined to increase the near-term risks to macroeconomic stability, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
April 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: Financial System Stability Assessment - Update
Series: Country Report No. 12/92
April 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia: Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 12/93
March 16, 2012 -- Enhancing Surveillance - Interconnectedness and Clusters - Background Paper
Subject: Surveillance | Saudi Arabia | Asia | Business cycles | Economic integration | Trade integration | Oil prices | Oil revenues | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Background papers
February 04, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Saudi Arabia
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

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