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International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
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July 2006
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    Regional Economic Outlook Sub-Saharan Africa

    May 2006

    © 2006 International Monetary Fund

    Production: IMF Graphics Section

    Series and cover design: Luisa Menjivar and Jorge Salazar

    Figures: Lai Oy Louie

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    Regional economic outlook (International Monetary Fund)

    Regional economic outlook : Sub-Saharan Africa — [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, 2006

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

    Includes bibliographical references.

    ISBN 1-58906-526-3

    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, 2005–06 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    • / between years or months (for example, 2005/06) 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.

    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.


    This report was prepared in the Policy Wing of the IMF’s African Department, under the direction of Benedicte Vibe Christensen, Deputy Director. The research was coordinated by Sanjeev Gupta with contributions from Anne-Marie Gulde, Catherine Pattillo, Yongzheng Yang, Kevin Carey, Jakob Christensen, Paula De Masi, Calvin McDonald, Jan Mikkelsen, Robert Powell, and Smita Wagh. Markus Haacker, Kirsty Mason, Amadou Sy, Charles Yartey, Behrouz Guerami, and Charalambos Tsangarides also contributed to the volume. Gretchen Byrne and Gustavo Ramirez prepared the statistical tables and charts, Anne Grant provided editorial assistance, and Suresh Gulati was responsible for document production. James McEuen of the IMF’s External Relations Department copyedited the manuscript and coordinated production of the printed publication.

    The report benefited from comments from staff in the African Department and other departments of the IMF. Opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF or its Executive Board. The report is based on data available when it was issued to the Executive Board of the IMF in March 2006.

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