This web page provides information in on the activities of the office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Paraguay and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Paraguay and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Paraguay.
At a Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Paraguay joined the Fund in December 28, 1945; Article VIII
- Total Quotas: SDR 99.90 Million
- Loans outstanding: None
- Last Article IV Consultation: 2014 Article IV staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on February 12, 2015, (Country Report No. 15/37, February 20, 2015)
IMF’s Work on Paraguay
October 7, 2016
October 7, 2016
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September 30, 2016
Author/Editor: Yan Carriere-Swallow ; Luis I. Jacome H. ; Nicolas E Magud ; Alejandro M. Werner
Series: Working Paper No. 16/197
June 1, 2016
Paraguay’s economy is expected to remain resilient this year and next, but it will be tested as commodity prices stay weak and Brazil’s economy remains in recession, the IMF said in its latest annual assessment of the economy.
May 11, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/116
Notes: Also Available in Spanish
Regional Economic Outlook
Managing Transitions and RisksApril 2016
With the global economy still struggling, many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are facing a harsher world than they did just a few years ago. The growth outlook is weaker in advanced and emerging economies alike, while the gradual slowdown and rebalancing of economic activity in China is likely to keep commodity prices lower for longer. Meanwhile, favorable external financial conditions over the past several years have become more volatile, and risks of a sudden tightening are on the rise.
Against this backdrop, economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean has been revised downward, compared with our January update and is likely to contract for a second consecutive year in 2016. But the growth outlook varies substantially within the region. While external conditions have placed a large drag on all commodity exporters, countries expected to post negative growth will do so mainly because of domestic imbalances and rigidities at home, and, in certain cases, temporary impact of policies designed to transition away from earlier distortions.
But the news isn't all bad. In the rest of the region—and particularly where policy frameworks have been strengthened over the past two decades—a relatively smooth adjustment continues. Given these broad contours, growth stories vary between the south and north.