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.
St. Kitts and Nevis
: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criterion: Staff Report and Press Release
The staff report for St. Kitts and Nevis' first review under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Financing Assurances Review is presented. Economic activity is estimated to have been flat in 2011, as continued weakness in the construction sector offset the moderate recovery in tourism and manufacturing sectors. The external current account deficit is estimated to have widened in 2011, with higher energy and food prices more than offsetting the impact of fiscal consolidation and growth in stay-over tourist arrivals.