Barbados : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 26, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that Barbados’s economy has recovered partially from the 2001–02 recession, as real GDP grew by an estimated 2 percent in 2003, led by a recovery in the tourism sector. Inflation remained low at 1.5 percent, reflecting the currency peg. The external current account deficit widened in 2003, as merchandise exports declined and imports recovered from their low recession levels. Broad money growth decelerated in 2003, although it was still faster than GDP growth, and banks became increasingly liquid.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/154

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 26, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451806038/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

56

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