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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
October 1983
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    International Standard Serial Number: ISSN 0251–6365

    Reprinted September 1986

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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.

    Prefatory Note

    This study was prepared in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. It was drafted by Anthony Lanyi and Rüşdü Saracoglu. The paper has benefited from comments by staff in other departments and by members of the Executive Board of the Fund. Opinions expressed are those of the authors.

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