Barbados : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Barbados

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

May 30, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Barbados’ deficit declined to 4.4 percent of GDP in 2016, about of half that in 2014, owing to lower energy prices and a recovery in export earnings. The current account deficit is projected to continue to narrow to 3.7 percent in 2017, and to 2.9 percent of GDP in 2018 as a result of lower imports, but continued weakness in the financial account and delayed privatization will contribute to weak reserves. The fiscal deficit is estimated to have declined to 5.5 percent of GDP in FY2016/17. The IMF staff project further progress in reducing the fiscal deficit, to 4.1 percent of GDP in FY2017/18 without divestment proceeds.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/133

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 30, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484358276/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BRBEA2018001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

79

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