The Gambia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 18, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper describes the recent economic developments in The Gambia. The paper highlights that the economic performance of The Gambia deteriorated sharply in 2002, as sparse rainfall led to a decline of one-third in agricultural output. Real GDP shrank by 3 percent. However, sectors other than agriculture fared reasonably well: the tourism sector benefited from greater political stability and improved competitiveness. The paper analyzes The Gambia’s external position and vulnerabilities to shocks. It also elaborates data deficiencies in The Gambia’s balance of payments.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/142

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 18, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451815436/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GMBEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

106

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