Bhutan - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Date: September 11, 2012
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Bhutan's growth has remained robust, but the current account deficit has widened.

• Bhutan's economy has expanded at a robust pace driven by the hydropower sector developments. GDP growth is estimated at nearly 8 percent in 2011/12 (from 8.5 percent in 2010/11), and is projected to reach 12.5 percent in 2012/13 due to the acceleration in hydropower-related construction. Inflation has risen, reaching 13.5 percent in 2012Q2, with both food and nonfood components accelerating. Bhutan’s medium-term outlook is favorable, as growth should remain strong at around 8-9 percent over the medium term, driven by developments in the hydropower sector, manufacturing, and domestic services.

Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Assessment letters | Bhutan | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Current account deficits | Banking sector | Monetary policy | World Bank