- International Monetary Fund
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- July 1984
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The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:
… to indicate that data are not available;
— to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;
– between years or months (e.g., 1979–81 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;
/ between years (e.g., 1980/81) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.
“Billion” means a thousand million.
Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.
This study by the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund was prepared by Morris Goldstein. The paper has benefited from comments by other staff members and by members of the Executive Board of the Fund. The views expressed in this study are not necessarily those of the International Monetary Fund.