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Zimbabwe's Export Performance

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  • Sònia Muñoz
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    This paper analyzes Zimbabwe''s export performance in recent years and identifies the factors that could improve export performance, from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. Improving export performance is critical to a turnaround in Zimbabwe''s economic situation. The growth rate of total exports declined dramatically in the early 2000s, following a large real appreciation of the currency and the introduction of the fast-track land reform program. An important finding of the paper is that policies that reduce (eliminate) the parallel market premium and lower ethnic tensions would be key to promoting export growth.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/28.

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    Length: 17
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/28

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    Keywords: Governance; Export performance; exchange rate; real exchange rate; official exchange rate; foreign exchange; parallel exchange rate; export demand; export growth; real effective exchange rate; official exports; exchange rates; exchange rate misalignment; exporters; effective exchange rate; real exchange rate misalignment; agricultural exports; real exports; export behavior; merchandise exports; export data; total exports; increased export; exchange policy; competitive exchange rate; exchange rate policies; exchange controls; export supply; exchange rate devaluation; reer; foreign exchange controls; foreign exchange rates; real exchange rates; nominal official exchange rate; exchange rate regime; elasticity of export; dual exchange rate; real exchange rate behavior; countries ? exports; exchange rate unification; real export; exchange rate variability; exchange control; exchange rate behavior; foreign exchange policy;

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