Antigua and Barbuda : Staff Report for the 2005 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 22, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2005 Article IV Consultation highlights that data for the first half of 2005 point to a widening fiscal deficit for Antigua and Barbuda. A combination of a reduction in capital spending and some improvement in revenues following a tightening of the concessions regime resulted in a closing of the primary deficit to 1½ percent of GDP in 2004. Revenues have performed well following the reintroduction of the personal income tax. The external current account deficit has narrowed to about 11 percent of GDP, financed by foreign direct investment.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/145

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 22, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451801866/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ATGEA2006001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

65

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