Togo : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

November 13, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper discusses the assessment of economic activity in Togo in absence of quarterly GDP series. Togo collects about 40 macroeconomic indicators monthly that span a wide range of sectors of the economy. The selection of the variables for the economic activity index is conducted by finding the combination of variables. The indicators are aggregated into an index using a methodology used by the Conference Board. Then an economic activity index is constructed that effectively replicates the historical growth rates of real GDP in Togo. The selected index minimizes the deviations between the growth rates of the indicator and actual real GDP growth over 2002–13.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/310

Subject:

Notes:

Also Available in French

English

Publication Date:

November 13, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513562797/1934-7685

Stock No:

1TGOEA2015002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

33

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