|On July 18, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the consideration of the 2016 Article IV consultation with Saudi Arabia. |
Under Article IV of its Articles of Agreement, the IMF has a mandate to exercise surveillance over the economic, financial and exchange rate policies of its members in order to ensure the effective operation of the international monetary system. The IMF’s appraisal of such policies involves a comprehensive analysis of the general economic situation and policy strategy of each member country. IMF economists visit the member country, usually once a year, to collect and analyze data and hold discussions with government and central bank officials. Upon its return, the staff submits a report to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion. The Board’s views are subsequently summarized and transmitted to the country authorities.
The Saudi Arabian authorities have consented to the publication of the staff report and it is expected that the report will be posted on this website shortly.
The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 18, 2016. Listed below are items related to Saudi Arabia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
|June 29, 2015 -- 2015 External Sector Report - Individual Economy Assessments|
Subject: External sector | Current account | Capital account | Capital flows | Real effective exchange rates | Foreign exchange | Intervention | Developed countries | Emerging markets | Cross country analysis | External Sector Report
|June 01, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Saudi Arabia|
|March 18, 2015 -- Saudi Arabia : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Growth|
Author/Editor: Ahmed Al-Darwish | Naif Alghaith | Alberto Behar | Tim Callen | Pragyan Deb | Amgad Hegazy | Padamja Khandelwal | Malika Pant | Haonan Qu
Series: Middle East and Central Asia Departmental Paper 15/1
Notes: Full text also available in Arabic.
|January 23, 2015 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Death of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz|
|January 20, 2015 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update|
|December 23, 2014 -- Economic Diversification in the GCC: Past, Present, and Future|
Author/Editor: Tim Callen | Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov | Amgad Hegazy | Padamja Khandelwal
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/12
|December 22, 2014 -- Assessing Concentration Risks in GCC Banks; Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; Kuwait City, Kuwait; IMF Policy Paper ; October 25, 2014|
|December 22, 2014 -- Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC—An Update|
|December 12, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by William Murray, Deputy Spokesman, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund|
|November 17, 2014 -- IMF Survey : More Efficient Public Investment a Mideast, Central Asia Priority|
Improving the efficiency of public infrastructure investment across many oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa and the Caucasus and Central Asia is now more important than ever, a new IMF study says.
|November 12, 2014 -- Making the Most of Public Investment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries|
|September 24, 2014 -- Soaring of the Gulf Falcons: Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions|
Author/Editor: Reda Cherif | Fuad Hasanov
Series: Working Paper No. 14/177
|September 23, 2014 -- Saudi Arabia: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release|
Series: Country Report No. 14/292
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
|July 21, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia|
|June 03, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Gulf Economies Should Diversify to Sustain Strong Future Growth|
Economic diversification is vital if the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates—are to sustain strong growth in the future, a regional conference heard.
|May 20, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of 2014 Article IV Discussions with Saudi Arabia|
|April 30, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Opens Dialogue with Gulf Parliamentarians|
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a forum for parliamentarians from member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates—to exchange views on the Fund’s role and the economic issues facing the region.
|April 09, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Fiscal Monitor Report|
|March 19, 2014 -- Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries|
Author/Editor: Zsofia Arvai | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Kentaro Katayama
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/1
|January 13, 2014 -- Economic Growth and Government Spending in Saudi Arabia: an Empirical Investigation|
Author/Editor: Saad A. Alshahrani | Ali J. Alsadiq
Series: Working Paper No. 14/3