Table ( 45 ):Comparative Analysis with Peer Country Groups
 
  Real GDP (% Change) Real GDP Per Capita (% change) Overall Budget Balance (% of GDP) Annual Inflation Rate (%) Current Account (% of GDP) Exports of Goods and Services (% of GDP) Foreign Debt (% of GDP)  Debt Service (% of Exports of Goods and Services)
I- World Bank: (Lower Middle Income Group) 1/    
Egypt 2/                
2002 3.2 1.1 -10.2 2.4 0.7 19.7 35.0 5.9
2003 3.0 1.1 -10.5 3.2 2.4 23.2 42.5 6.6
Group Average                
2002 5.4 -- -- -- -- 29.3 36.1 20.6
2003 5.7 -- -- -- -- 30.2 37.2 18.1
South Africa                
2002 3.6 2.3 -1.1 8.9 0.3 33.3 23.5 12.2
2003 1.9 2.0 -1.9 6.0 0.4 27.6 17.4 10.5
Tunisia                
2002 1.7 2.6 -3.1 2.7 -3.5 44.8 61.5 13.5
2003 5.6 4.4 -3.2 2.7 -2.9 43.1 61.8 13.0
Morocco                
2002 3.2 1.6 -4.3 2.8 3.8 32.3 51.0 24.3
2003 5.5 3.8 -3.8 1.3 0.7 29.4 42.3 30.3
II- IMF Classification: (Middle East and North Africa) 3/    
Egypt 2/                
2003 3.0 1.1 -10.5 3.2 2.4 23.2 42.5 6.6
2004 4.3 2.1 -9.5 4.9 4.3 29.8 38.2 4.4
Group Average                
2003 5.8 -- -0.2 7.1 8.3 -- 44.9 1.7
2004 5.5 -- 3.4 8.3 13.7 -- 39.0 1.1
Iran                
2003 7.4 4.8 -2.4 15.8 1.5 24.1 8.0 3.7
2004 6.7 4.8 -0.2 15.6 5.2 23.8 8.7 4.5
Jordan                
2003 3.3 0.4 -2.5 1.6 11.1 46.0 77.1 19.5
2004 6.7 3.7 -3.9 3.4 -0.8 -- 68.2 17.7
-- Data not available.
1/ Peer Countries data derived from World Bank " Country at A Glance " statistical tables.
2/ Egypt's data derived from domestic sources, and on fiscal year basis.
3/ World Economic Outlook database and various IMF Article IV Consultation staff reports for selected countries.