Australia : 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

September 12, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2007 Article IV Consultation highlights that the lengthy expansion brought the Australian economy to a position of near full employment. Inflation had eased in late 2006 and early 2007, but accelerated in the second quarter. The current account deficit was 5½ percent of GDP in 2006. The trade deficit narrowed, while the investment income balance continued to deteriorate, reflecting large net dividend payments. The Australian dollar has appreciated substantially over the past few years, but does not appear misaligned once the recent terms of trade gains are taken into account.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/314

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

September 12, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451802177/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AUSEA2007001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

39

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