Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 1999-2000

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This summary provides an assessment of the Latin America and the Caribbean region's economy during 1999 and the first half of 2000. It presents an overview of each country's external sector, macroeconomic policy, activity levels, inflation, employment, saving and investment. The publication contains thirteen statistical tables.




In 1999 the Haitian economy recorded a growth rate of 2.3%, an unsatisfactory performance given the extent of the lags accumulated in recent years. Macroeconomic indicators were generally favourable, with single-digit inflation for the second consecutive year. The fiscal deficit was equivalent to 2.5% of GDP, the rate of exchange remained practically unchanged and the balance-of-payments position was in equilibrium.


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