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.
This paper reviews economic developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia during 1990-95. The financial stabilization in 1994 was a result of three key policy changes. The National Bank abolished its system of passively rediscounting selective commercial bank credits and the emphasis of monetary policy was switched to inflation control. A broad range of fiscal measures ensured a decline in the public sector deficit from 11 percentage points of gross social product in 1993 to 3 percentage points in 1994. There was a 50 percent drop in measured industrial production between 1990 and 1994.