El Salvador : Staff Report for the 2004 Article IV Consultation

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Release Date: © August, 2005
ISBN : 978-1-45183-475-8
Stock #: 1SLVEA2005003
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This 2004 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic growth in El Salvador in recent years has been dampened by adverse external conditions, major earthquakes, and election-related uncertainties. Real GDP growth is estimated at about 1½ percent in 2004 while inflation picked up to more than 5 percent, owing to higher oil prices. The public sector deficit is expected to decline to 3 percent of GDP in 2004. Executive Directors have praised El Salvador’s long-standing record of structural reform and commitment to sound macroeconomic policies, and considered that official dollarization has served El Salvador well.


Economic policy , Fiscal policy , Monetary policy

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