Swaziland : 2002 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Swaziland

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 31, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that real GDP growth for Swaziland fell from 7¾ percent annually during the 1980s to 3¾ percent during the 1990s. In 2001, growth declined further to 1.8 percent, reflecting a fall in export demand associated with the economic slowdown in South Africa, foreign disinvestment in some industries, and poor weather. Economic activity appears to have weakened further in 2002, with manufacturing output showing the effects of additional closures by foreign firms and agricultural output being affected by the drought in the region.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/21

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 31, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451836080/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SWZEA0012003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

50

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