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Uruguay Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Uruguay

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Uruguay and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Uruguay and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Uruguay.

News and Highlights


Strong Recovery in Latin America, But Eye on Overheating

With many Latin American and Caribbean economies recovering faster than anticipated, the challenge for policymakers is ensuring a moderation in domestic demand to avoid overheating, the IMF said. click for more

Larger Latin American Economies Recovering Faster than Expected

Latin American countries are recovering more strongly than expected from the global recession, but the pace of that recovery varies across the region, said Nicolás Eyzaguirre, Director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department. click for more

Post-Crisis Bank Behavior: Lessons from Mercosur

Working Paper by Sanya, Sarah O. | Mlachila, Montfort click for more

Uruguay and The IMF

Transcript of a Press Briefing: Western Hemisphere Department

April 12, 2014

Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Uruguay

February 28, 2014

Uruguay: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes—Data Module

February 11, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/42 click for more

Uruguay: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

January 10, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/6 click for more

Uruguay: Selected Issues

January 10, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/7 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints. The region's output is projected to expand by 2¾ percent in 2013, with domestic demand remaining the main driver. The growth rate is expected to edge up to 3 percent in 2014 as external demand strengthens gradually, but will remain below the average growth rate of the last decade. In countries with low inflation and anchored inflation expectations, monetary policy should be the first line of defense if downside risks to the baseline materialize. Fiscal consolidation remains appropriate for countries with tight capacity constraints or limited fiscal space; it will also help constrain the continued widening of current account deficits. Safeguarding financial stability is a key priority in an environment of tighter global financial conditions and increased asset price volatility. Click for more