Botswana : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 5, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth of Botswana slipped to an estimated 1¼ percent in 2001/02 (July–June), largely reflecting a downturn in the global diamond market and a drop in Botswana’s diamond production. The non-mining sectors performed better, especially the service industries. Their success is in part a product of Botswana’s market-friendly environment, sound macroeconomic policies, and investments in education and physical infrastructure. The overall fiscal balance moved into deficit in 2001/02 (April–March), only the second deficit in 20 years.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/244

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 5, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451806397/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BWAEA0032002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

42

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