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 Western Samoa during 1990-94. Economic growth resumed in 1993, led by a strong recovery in agriculture during the first half of the year and a rebound in tourism. With the recovery in domestic food production, the rate of inflation declined in 1993. However, although infrastructure repairs were largely completed, financial policies remained relaxed: the budget deficit widened further to 22 percent of GDP in the 1992/93 fiscal year, and credit to the private sector continued to expand rapidly.