St. Kitts and Nevis : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

July 26, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economy of St. Kitts and Nevis continued its strong growth at about 5 percent, recording the strongest growth in the region during 2013–15. Strong growth has been underpinned by construction and tourism sector activity and their favorable spillovers on the rest of the economy, supported by surging inflows from its Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) program. Large CBI inflows continued in 2015, albeit at a slower pace. The medium-term outlook is positive, but remains dependent on developments in CBI inflows. Growth is expected to moderate to 3.5 percent in 2016 and 3 percent, on average, over the medium term.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/250

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 26, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498387194/1934-7685

Stock No:

1KNAEA2016001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

78

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