Botswana : 2009 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 22, 2010

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

After several years of robust growth, real GDP growth slowed to 2.9 percent in 2008 owing to a decline in mining output. The nonmining primary deficit (NMPD) amounted to 28.6 percent of nonmining GDP in 2008/09, well above the 16.8 percent NMPD in 2007/08. Botswana continues to peg the pula to a basket of the rand and the SDR in an effort to maintain a stable real effective exchange rate (REER). The 12-month inflation rate fell to 8.4 percent in May 2009 from 15 percent in mid-2008, mostly reflecting reduced pressure on fuel and food prices.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/172

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 22, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455206575/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BWAEA2010001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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