The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
The high priority recommendations from the data report on the observance of standards and codes mission covered both general and sector-specific issues relating to the national accounts, consumer and producer price indices, government finance statistics, monetary statistics, and balance-of-payments statistics. Progress has been made in implementing the recommendation on data sharing and coordination among agencies. A high-level statistics producers committee has been established. Progress on quarterly national accounts data has been slow because of poor response rates to the surveys.