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World Economy in Transition: Pattern of central government outlays 1972–84

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
September 1987
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Sources: IMF, International Financial Statistics, Supplement on Government Finance (for 1972 data) Government Finance Statistics Yearbook (for 1984 data).

Note: Figures have been rounded.

1 Comprises general public services and other purposes, a residual category that includes public dept interest payments among others. For both industrial and developing countries incressed payments represented much of the increase in this category.

2 Outisys include expenditure plus lending minus repayments.

3 Landing comprises acquisition of claims on others—both loans and equities—undertaken for purposes of public policy.

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