ICELAND Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 14, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Iceland’s 2005 Article IV Consultation reports that new projects have rekindled rapid growth and the economy is exhibiting signs of overheating, with imbalances evident in inflation, the current account, and external debt. GDP grew at an average rate of 3.8 percent between 1995 and 2004, second only to Ireland among industrial countries. Major investment projects have contributed both to the high growth rate and to overall macroeconomic volatility because of their size relative to that of the economy.

Series:

Country Report No. 05/367

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 14, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451819304/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ISLEA2005002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

57

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