Bulgaria : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 28, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper for Bulgaria highlights that the rapid credit expansion has not raised significant financial stability issues, but has been a key factor in the sharp weakening of the external current account. Although the deficit has been mostly financed by foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, deficits of this magnitude cannot be sustained as privatization inflows will dry up with the completion of the government’s privatization program. Concurrent with the surge in bank credit, the external current account has weakened, reaching a deficit of 8½ percent of GDP in 2003.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/177

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 28, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451804478/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BGREA0032004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

148

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