Spain : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Informational Annex; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Spain

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

January 30, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The recovery is strong and imbalances are falling fast, aided by past reforms. External tailwinds and expansionary fiscal policy also buoyed activity and job creation. The economy is now more resilient but adjustments are incomplete and structural weaknesses persist. In particular, high unemployment, elevated public debt and shortcomings in the regional fiscal framework, feeble productivity growth, and the still large negative net international investment position pose policy challenges.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/23

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 30, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475572612/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ESPEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

86

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