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International Monetary Fund. European Dept.
Published Date:
May 2017
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    Regional Economic Issues

    May 2017

    Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe

    A Broadening Recovery

    ©2017 International Monetary Fund

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    Joint Bank-Fund Library

    Names: International Monetary Fund.

    Title: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe : a broadening recovery.

    Other titles: Broadening recovery. | Regional Economic Issues Update.

    Description: Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, 2017. | Regional Economic Issues | May 2017. | Includes bibliographical references.

    Identifiers: ISBN 9781475575149 (paper)

    Subjects: LCSH: Economic development—Europe, Central. | Economic forecasting—Europe, Central. | Economic development– Europe, Eastern. | Economic forecasting– Europe, Eastern. | Economic development–Balkan Peninsula.

    Economic forecasting–Balkan Peninsula.

    Classification: LCC HC244.C46 2017

    ISBN 978-1-47557-514-9 (paper)

    The Regional Economic Issues is published twice per year in the spring and the fall to review developments in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. Both projections and policy. considerations are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

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    Country Coverage and Codes

    Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) refers to Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

    The following country codes and regional aggregates are used in the report:

    Baltic countries (Baltics) (shown in light blue): Estonia (EST), Latvia (LVA), Lithuania (LTU)

    Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) (shown in blue): Czech Republic (CZE), Hungary (HUN), Poland (POL), Slovak Republic (SVK), Slovenia (SVN)

    Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (shown in yellow): Belarus (BLR), Moldova (MDA), Russian Federation (RUS, also in red when shown separately), Ukraine (UKR)

    Southeastern European EU member states (SEE EU) (shown in green): Bulgaria (BGR), Croatia (HRV), Romania (ROU)

    Southeastern European non-EU member states (SEE non-EU or Western Balkans) (shown in light green): Albania (ALB), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH), Kosovo (UVK), FYR Macedonia (MKD), Montenegro (MNE), Serbia (SRB)

    Turkey (TUR) is shown in black.

    Averages are weighted by purchasing-power-parity GDP weights.

    CESEE: Country Groups*

    * The boundaries, colors, denominations, and any other information shown on the maps do not imply, on the part of the International Monetary Fund, any judgment on the legal status of any territory or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries. In this report, statistical data on Crimea and the City of Sevastopol are included as part of the data for the Russian Federation.

    Approved by

    Poul M. Thomsen

    Prepared by a staff team consisting of Ahmed El Ashram and Yan Sun, with input from country teams, and research assistance from Cristina Batog and Vizhdan Boranova. The team was led by Laura Papi and Emil Stavrev, under the general guidance of Jörg Decressin. Administrative support was provided by Gilda Ordoñez-Baric. Tables and Figures reflect data as of April 28, 2017.


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