Romania : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 9, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper assesses Romania’s external competitiveness by reviewing recent developments in a range of standard indicators and estimating equilibrium real exchange rates. The results suggest that, although Romania’s historical cost advantage vis-à-vis trading partners has eroded since end-2004, on account of a strong real exchange rate appreciation, some undervaluation still remains. Furthermore, evidence suggests that the recent weak output and export performance in some of the traditional exporting sectors mainly reflects the transition toward higher value-added products.

Series:

Country Report No. 06/169

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 9, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451832860/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ROMEA2006002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

115

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