Chapter

Main Economic Indicators

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Published Date:
November 2006
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Output Growth (annual rate in percent)Inflation (period average)Ext. Current Account (in percent of GDP)
95-03 Avg.200420052006 Proj.2007 Proj.95-03 Avg.200420052006 Proj.2007 Proj.95-03 Avg.200420052006 Proj.2007 Proj.
North America 1/3.13.93.23.42.73.32.83.33.52.8-2.8-4.9-5.4-5.6-5.8
United States3.13.93.23.42.62.42.73.43.62.9-3.1-5.7-6.4-6.6-6.8
Canada3.33.32.92.92.82.01.82.22.11.80.62.12.31.51.1
Mexico2.64.23.04.43.316.44.74.03.53.5-2.3-1.0-0.6-0.3-0.7
South America1/1.96.54.74.84.512.76.36.95.75.7-2.02.52.92.41.4
Argentina0.49.09.28.06.04.64.49.610.912.0-0.82.32.11.51.0
Bolivia3.23.94.14.13.95.34.45.44.14.0-4.33.95.05.04.8
Brazil2.14.92.33.24.014.96.66.94.23.4-4.31.91.81.30.6
Chile4.66.26.35.25.54.81.13.13.53.1-2.21.70.62.10.9
Colombia1.94.85.25.24.513.45.95.04.74.2-2.5-1.0-1.6-1.6-2.0
Ecuador2.27.94.74.43.235.62.72.13.33.0-1.7-0.9-0.32.7-0.3
Paraguay1.24.12.93.54.09.94.36.88.65.2-2.10.8-2.7-2.5-2.0
Peru3.45.26.46.55.55.63.71.62.11.9-4.20.01.31.30.2
Uruguay-0.311.86.66.54.216.69.24.76.35.3-1.20.30.0-3.1-4.0
Venezuela-0.617.99.37.53.739.121.715.913.719.65.612.619.115.012.1
Central America1/3.73.94.45.14.78.27.48.47.46.4-5.0-5.5-4.8-4.8-4.6
Costa Rica4.44.15.96.55.012.911.713.613.010.4-3.8-4.3-4.7-4.9-4.8
El Salvador3.01.52.83.53.54.14.53.74.13.5-2.2-4.0-4.6-4.5-4.1
Guatemala3.52.73.24.54.57.57.69.17.07.0-4.7-4.4-4.4-4.6-4.6
Honduras3.14.74.15.14.515.08.18.15.55.5-3.7-5.4-0.4-0.6-0.9
Nicaragua2.85.14.03.74.29.09.39.69.27.0-21.5-15.5-15.9-15.5-15.1
Panama4.17.56.97.26.71.00.52.92.61.9-5.0-7.5-5.0-4.0-3.7
The Caribbean1/4.22.46.77.75.59.526.56.78.36.9-3.72.72.12.2-1.2
Barbados2.14.83.94.24.92.11.46.06.34.9-2.9-11.9-12.0-11.9-11.2
Dominican Republic5.42.09.39.06.09.651.54.27.86.3-1.76.1-0.3-2.0-2.9
ECCU economies1/2.63.05.74.74.42.02.23.23.22.4-16.4-15.7-20.3-21.9-19.7
Guyana2.41.6-3.03.54.16.14.76.97.54.4-13.3-4.6-15.5-22.0-20.5
Haiti2.4-3.51.82.54.018.821.215.814.29.2-7.9-4.5-6.3-7.6-9.6
Jamaica0.50.91.42.83.011.513.415.39.69.0-5.9-5.8-10.1-10.5-14.7
Trinidad & Tobago6.29.17.912.56.94.33.76.97.79.00.013.324.525.715.4
Memorandum item:
Latin America and the Caribbean1/2.25.74.44.84.313.26.56.35.35.2-2.41.01.51.30.5
Source: IMF staff estimates, as of October

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