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International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Published Date:
April 2006
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    World Economic and Financial Surveys



    MAY 2005

    ©2005 International Monetary Fund

    Production: IMF Graphics Section

    Series design: Luisa Menjivar

    Cover, figures, and typesetting: Wendy Arnold

    Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Regional economic outlook (International Monetary Fund)

    • Regional economic outlook : Sub-Saharan Africa —

    • [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, 2005

      • p. cm. — (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)

    • Includes bibliographical references.

    • ISBN 1-58906-443-7

    1. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions — Statistics. I. International Monetary Fund.

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    The following conventions are used in this report:

    … to indicate that data are not available or not applicable;

    — to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown;

    – between years or months (for example, 1991–92 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    / between years or months (for example, 1991/92) to indicate a fiscal or financial year.

    “Billion” means a thousand million; “trillion” means a thousand billion.

    “Basis points” refer to hundredths of 1 percentage point (for example, 25 basis points are equivalent to ¼ of 1 percentage point).

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

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

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