Chapter

Main Economic Indicators

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Published Date:
April 2008
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Output GrowthInflationExternal Current Account
(annual rate in percent)(e.o.p. rate in percent) 1/(in percent of GDP)
1995-1995-1995-
200420052006200720082009200420052006200720082009200420052006200720082009
Avg.Est.Proj.Proj.Avg.Est.Proj.Proj.Avg.Est.Proj.Proj.
North America 2/3.13.13.02.30.70.83.43.32.64.02.12.2-3.0-5.1-5.2-4.5-3.8-3.7
United States3.13.12.92.20.50.62.53.42.64.12.02.1-3.3-6.1-6.2-5.3-4.3-4.2
Canada3.33.12.82.71.31.91.92.21.32.51.82.00.82.01.60.9-0.9-1.2
Mexico2.72.84.83.32.02.315.53.34.13.83.53.0-2.0-0.7-0.3-0.8-1.0-1.6
South America 2/2.45.25.66.45.24.110.46.85.36.97.37.3-1.52.82.81.50.3-0.3
Argentina1.39.28.58.77.04.54.912.39.88.59.09.0-0.52.02.51.10.4-0.5
Bolivia3.34.04.64.24.75.05.04.94.911.716.014.0-3.86.511.713.312.38.6
Brazil2.53.23.85.44.83.78.65.73.14.54.54.5-2.41.61.30.3-0.7-0.9
Chile4.85.74.05.04.54.54.23.72.67.84.23.0-1.81.13.63.7-0.5-1.3
Colombia2.24.76.87.04.64.512.04.94.55.75.04.0-2.4-1.5-2.1-3.8-4.9-4.3
Ecuador2.86.03.91.92.94.131.43.12.92.93.33.3-1.80.83.63.35.23.9
Paraguay1.52.94.36.44.04.58.99.912.56.05.03.0-1.70.6-1.21.51.00.4
Peru3.66.77.69.07.06.04.91.21.13.93.52.5-3.71.42.81.6-0.2-0.3
Uruguay0.96.67.07.06.04.014.04.96.48.57.05.0-1.10.0-2.4-0.8-1.7-0.8
Venezuela1.310.310.38.45.83.535.114.417.022.529.033.06.517.714.79.87.25.0
Central America 2/3.74.76.36.54.74.67.58.06.08.66.95.7-4.7-5.0-4.9-6.8-7.6-7.6
Costa Rica4.35.98.86.84.14.012.414.19.410.88.06.0-3.9-5.2-4.9-5.8-6.6-6.1
El Salvador3.03.14.24.73.03.44.04.34.94.94.94.0-2.3-4.2-3.8-4.8-5.8-5.3
Guatemala3.43.35.25.74.84.57.48.65.88.76.25.8-5.2-4.5-5.0-5.0-5.5-5.4
Honduras3.76.16.36.34.84.613.47.75.38.99.07.90.3-3.0-4.7-10.0-9.5-9.0
Nicaragua4.34.33.93.74.04.28.59.69.516.99.57.5-20.4-14.1-13.2-17.3-24.8-24.4
Panama4.47.28.711.27.77.20.93.42.26.46.54.8-5.3-4.9-3.2-8.0-7.8-9.8
The Caribbean 2/4.06.07.85.74.43.810.38.46.09.07.45.2-3.40.0-0.8-2.5-2.6-2.3
The Bahamas3.32.53.43.14.03.81.71.22.32.62.42.2-10.1-14.3-25.3-21.9-18.5-13.8
Barbados2.24.13.94.22.72.52.57.45.65.72.32.0-4.0-12.5-8.1-6.8-7.5-7.5
Belize5.53.15.62.23.02.31.84.23.03.02.62.5-11.5-14.4-2.2-4.0-4.0-4.3
Dominican Republic5.29.310.78.54.83.313.07.45.08.97.04.0-0.9-1.4-3.5-5.6-4.6-3.9
ECCU 3/2.75.25.93.93.03.31.84.42.34.92.72.3-16.8-22.2-30.7-36.4-32.3-28.4
Guyana2.4-1.95.15.44.64.55.48.34.213.96.86.3-12.0-14.8-19.4-18.2-16.6-15.8
Haiti 4/1.81.82.33.23.74.017.114.812.47.99.07.0-1.02.6-0.40.2-1.3-2.5
Jamaica0.51.42.51.42.42.811.512.65.616.814.49.3-5.9-11.2-11.5-14.5-13.6-11.9
Trinidad & Tobago7.78.012.05.55.95.64.27.29.17.67.06.52.223.725.620.214.912.5
Memorandum item:
Latin America and the
Caribbean 2/2.64.65.55.64.43.611.46.05.06.36.36.1-1.91.41.50.5-0.3-0.9
Sources: IMF, World Economic Outlook; and IMF staff estimates.

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