Bulgaria : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Bulgaria

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

March 22, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Economic performance remains robust but risks to the outlook are tilted to the downside amid slowing external demand. Sound macroeconomic policies notwithstanding, Bulgaria faces a sizable income gap vis-à-vis the EU average and unfavorable demographic prospects. The main policy challenge is to raise growth potential, which calls for broad-based structural reforms to improve public goods provision and institutions. Bulgaria’s preparations for ERM II and the banking union are strengthening financial sector supervision and are generally conducive to reforms.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/83

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 22, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498304665/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BGREA2019001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

65

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