Islamic Republic of Mauritania: 2008 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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July 16, 2008

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This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Mauritania’s macroeconomic performance over recent years was satisfactory, despite a steeper-than-expected decline in oil production reflecting persistent technical problems a and difficult external environment. The real non-oil GDP growth is estimated to have increased to 5.9 percent in 2007 driven by a rebound in agriculture and new mining projects. The current account deficit deteriorated, reflecting higher food prices and lower oil exports. Executive Directors have commended the authorities for Mauritania’s continued satisfactory performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility-supported program.


Country Report No. 2008/231



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July 16, 2008



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