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2016 EXTERNAL SECTOR REPORT—INDIVIDUAL ECONOMY ASSESSMENTS

July 27, 2016

IMF staff regularly produces papers covering multilateral issues and cross-country analysis. The following document has been released and is included in this package:

  • The 2016 External Sector Report—Individual Economy Assessments prepared by IMF staff and completed on June 30, 2016 for the Executive Board’s consideration on July 18, 2016.

The Executive Board met in an informal session, and no decisions were taken at this meeting. The views expressed in this paper are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board.

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2016 EXTERNAL SECTOR REPORT—INDIVIDUAL ECONOMY ASSESSMENTS

June 30, 2016

Prepared by the respective country teams with input from the External Sector Coordinating Group comprising:

Luis Cubeddu (Chair), David Robinson (AFR), Kalpana Kochhar and Alison Stuart (APD), Jörg Decressin (EUR), (FAD), Aasim Husain (MCD), Miguel Savastano (MCM), Jonathan Ostry (RES), Martin Kaufman (SPR), Nataliya Ivanyk (STA), and Nigel Chalk (WHD).

Coordinated by: Mitali Das (RES).

CONTENTS

  • INDIVIDUAL ECONOMY ASSESSMENTS

  • A. The External Sector Assessments

  • B. Selection of Economies Included in the Report

  • C. Domestic and Foreign Policies and Imbalance Calculations: An Example

  • D. Individual Economy Assessments—by Economy

  • Australia

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • China

  • Euro Area

  • France

  • Germany

  • Hong Kong SAR

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • Malaysia

  • Mexico

  • The Netherlands

  • Poland

  • Russia

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Singapore

  • South Africa

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • United Kingdom

  • United States

2016 External Sector Report - Individual Economy Assessments
Author: International Monetary Fund