Portugal : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 9, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation on Portugal highlights that after an extended strong economic expansion, the GDP growth stalled in 2002 and, at 0.5 percent, fell below the euro area average for the first time in almost a decade. The growth slowdown reflected a broad-based decline in domestic demand as households began to adjust to high indebtedness levels and a deteriorating employment outlook. Investment continued to fall amid slowing demand prospects and rising global and domestic uncertainty. The weakness in domestic demand led to a decline of imports.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/99

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 9, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451832150/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PRTEA0012003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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