Economic Dashboard

Business

Information on changes in key indicators relevant to doing business in Jamaica and their most recent publicly available measures.  Green boxes indicate that the category's value has improved since the last period (or 12 months ago or 24 months ago).  Red boxes indicate that the category's value has worsened since the last period (or 12 months ago or 24 months ago).  Last updated March 25, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Mar 22 125.19 0.1% -1.58% -2.46%
JSX Index (points) Week Mar 22 384,773.95 -0.39% 30.5% 73.57%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Mar 22 3,108.25 1.49% 6.2% 0.88%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Mar 22 179.65 0.44% 5.74% -19.66%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Nov 186.50 -7.44% 5.85% 4.72%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Nov 2,125.00 9.62% 0.64% 2.7%
Commercial Credit (%) (change in % points) Month Jan 10.64 0.19% -1.44% -1.72%

Economy

A few key economic indicators and their most recent publicly available measures.  Green boxes indicate that the category's value has improved since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Red boxes indicate that the category's value has worsened since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Last updated March 25, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Feb 3,007.49 -0.77% -5.41% 15%
Annualized Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Feb 0.47 2.83% 1.92% -2.06%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Feb 2.42 0.16% -2% -1.15%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q3 189,927.00 -2.3% 1.8% 2.92%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter Jan 2,035,622.53 4.3% 3.83% -5.24%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 10.69 -0.04% 3.17% 2.55%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Feb 1.50 -0.25% -0.5% 1.5%

Industries

A few key indicators about our major industries and their most recent publicly available measures.  Green boxes indicate that the category's value has improved since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Red boxes indicate that the category's value has worsened since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Last updated March 25, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Jan 216,509.00 -17.09% 11.25% 16.48%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Jan 249,239.00 10.02% -0.18% 21.1%
All Sources Month Jan 465,748.00 -4.5% 4.83% 18.91%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Feb 186,018.00 -21.24% -5% 39.67%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Feb 313,323.00 6.48% 15.83% 23.74%

Lifestyle

A few key indicators related to the health and safety of Jamaicans and their most recent publicly available measures.  Green boxes indicate that the category's value has improved since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Red boxes indicate that the category's value has worsened since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago). Last updated March 25, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Oct2018 8.70 0.3% -1.7% -4.2%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Oct2018 6.40 0.6% -0.9% -2.5%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Oct2018 11.20 -0.2% -2.9% -6.3%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Mar 21 128.50 -0.02% 4.36% 21.71%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Mar 21 131.34 -0.02% 4.26% 22.47%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Mar 21 130.77 -0.56% 10.99% 26.2%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Mar 21 134.15 -0.41% 9.21% 25.08%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 11.36 -0.05% -0.9% -2.38%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 8.25 -0.04% -0.44% -1.16%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 22.02 0.47% -1.7% -3.16%

Trade

A few indicators of trade and its most recent publicly available measure. Green boxes indicate that the category's value has improved since the last period (or 12months ago or 24months ago).  Red boxes indicated that the category's value has worsened since the last period (or 12months ago or 24 months ago). Last updated August 3, 2016. Click on the underlined category to diG deeper... [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period Ago % Change - 12 Months Ago % Change - 24 Months Ago
Cargo Transshipment (metric tonnes) Month Jun2016 623,842.00 5.09% -6.92% -8.76%
Cargo Domestic-Outports (metric tonnes) Month Jun2016 919,637.00 24.89% 10.41% 1.81%