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 describes economic developments in Mongolia during the 1990s. Real GDP growth accelerated to 6 percent in 1995, the second year of positive growth since the transition to a market economy commenced. The main impetus to growth was again provided by the strong performance of agriculture, industry, mining, and construction. There was a record increase in livestock population, mainly in the more valuable cashmere goats. The number of new private industrial enterprises continued to grow, while ownership and management changes at some large state-owned enterprises helped stem the decline of output in that sector.