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 Selected Issues paper on the Republic of Estonia highlights its growth performance relative to other countries in the European Union (EU). Estonia has experienced a period of unprecedented growth since the mid-1990s. Between 1995 and 2005, Estonia's real GDP per capita rose by an average of 61/2 percent a year, exceeding the annual growth rates of all other countries in the EU. This impressive growth performance is partly explained by the recovery from the immediate post-central planning drop in output.