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IMF Country Report No. 20/216

EL SALVADOR

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT—THE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL ACCOUNTS STATISTICS MISSION

July 2020

This Technical Assistance report on El Salvador was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund. It is based on the information available at the time it was completed on May 2018.

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El Salvador

Report on The Capacity Development National Accounts Statisticsmission (May 14–18, 2018)

JUNE 2019

Prepared by Francisco Sabido

The contents of this report constitute technical advice provided by the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to the authorities of El Salvador (the “TA recipient”) in response to their request for technical assistance. This report (in whole or in part) or summaries thereof may be disclosed by the IMF to IMF Executive Directors and members of their staff, as well as to other agencies or instrumentalities of the TA recipient, and upon their request, to World Bank staff, and other technical assistance providers and donors with legitimate interest [including members of the CAPTAC-DR Steering Committee], unless the TA recipient specifically objects to such disclosure (see Operational Guidelines for the Dissemination of Technical Assistance Information). Publication or Disclosure of this report (in whole or in part) or summaries thereof to parties outside the IMF other than agencies or instrumentalities of the TA recipient, World Bank staff, other technical assistance providers and donors with legitimate interest [including members of the CAPTAC-DR Steering Committee], shall require the explicit consent of the TA recipient and the IMF’s Statistics Department.

Regional Technical Assistance Center for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

Contents

  • Glossary

  • SUMMARY OF MISSION OUTCOMES AND PRIORITY RECOMMENDATIONS

  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • COMPILATION OF INPUT-OUTPUT TABLE

  • A. Creation of a Work Plan to Compile the IOT

  • B. Valuation Table Estimation

  • C. Construction of the Import Use Table, Valued CIF

  • D. Inconsistencies Detected

  • E. Compilation of Input-Output Table

  • F. Monitoring of the National Accounts System of El Salvador 2005

  • DETAILED TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

  • A. Officials Who Participated in the Mission

  • TABLE

  • 1. Priority Recommendations

Glossary

2008 SNA

System of National Accounts 2008

CAPTAC-DR

Regional Technical Assistance Center for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic

CBR

Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador

CIF

Cost, Insurance and Freight

DIGESTYC

General Directorate of Statistics and Censuses

DNA

Department of National Accounts [Spanish abbreviation DCN]

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IOT

Input-Output Table

NPISH

Non-profit Institutions Serving Households

SUT

Supply and Use Table

TA

Technical Assistance

VAT

Value-Added Tax

El Salvador: Technical Assistance Report-The Capacity Development National Accounts Statistics Mission
Author: International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.