Statement by the IMF Executive Board on ArgentinaPress Release No.14/267
June 6, 2014
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met on June 6, 2014 to consider the Managing Director’s report on Argentina’s progress in implementing an initial set of specified actions called for by the Executive Board to address the quality of the official data reported to the Fund for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The Executive Board recognized the implementation of all the specified actions it had called for at this juncture and the initial steps taken by the Argentine authorities to remedy the inaccurate provision of data. In line with the Board decision adopted in December 2013, the Argentine authorities must implement actions previously specified for end-September 2014 and end-February 2015. The Managing Director will next report to the Executive Board on the status of Argentina’s implementation of the specified actions by November 14, 2014. At that time, the Executive Board will again review this issue in line with IMF procedures.
The Fund welcomes the ongoing discussions with the Argentine authorities to improve the quality of Argentina’s official CPI and GDP data and stands ready to continue this dialogue, and, more generally, to further strengthen relations with Argentina.