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Donal McGettigan
Published Date:
February 2000
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Current account and external sustainability in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the Former Soviet Union / by Donal McGettigan—

Washington D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2000.

p. cm. —(Occasional paper, ISSN 0251-6365 ; no. 189)

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 1-55775-826-3

1. Balance of payments—Baltic States. 2. Balance of payments—Russia

(Federation). 3. Balance of payments—Former Soviet republics.

I. International Monetary Fund. II. Occasional paper (International

Monetary Fund); no. 189. HG3882.B29M23 2000

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  • …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., 1994–95 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

  • / between years (e.g., 1994/95) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.

“Billion” means a thousand million.

Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.

The term “country,” as used in this paper does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.


I would like to thank Jorge Marquez-Ruarte, Thomas Wolf, and Oleh Havrylyshyn for helpful comments; Anna Unigovskaya and Julien Hartley for their research assistance; and Gail Berre of the External Relations Department, who edited the paper and coordinated production of the publication.

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