Kingdom of the Netherlands - Aruba : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

June 15, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Aruba’s recession, which began around mid-2015. Real GDP contracted by 0.5 and 0.2 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Weakness in activity was broad based in 2016. Domestic demand contracted by 3.0 percent. Exports grew only 0.3 percent owing to weak tourism and shrinking nontourism exports. Imports contracted by 3.5 percent, reflecting weak demand on the back of fiscal consolidation and weak tourism growth. Monetary policy was unchanged during 2015–16. The banking system remains resilient. Banks maintain elevated capital buffers, have relatively low nonperforming loans, and are profitable.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/155

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 15, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484304389/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ABWEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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