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 August 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Aug 16 135.60 0.11% -1.28% 5.54%
JSX Index (points) Week Aug 16 521,837.30 -1.35% 64.09% 107.66%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Aug 16 3,589.32 -0.32% 12.54% 15.69%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Aug 16 196.46 4.85% 17.58% 4.65%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Apr 201.70 -7.09% 9.38% 3.6%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Apr 757.00 36.32% 2.62% 0.62%
Commercial Credit (%) (change in % points) Month Apr 10.96 0.28% -0.63% -1.4%

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 August 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Jul 2,951.35 -2.77% -6.29% 7.86%
Year to Date Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Jul 2.55 1.1% 1.87% -0.16%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Jul 4.31 0.12% 1.14% -0.25%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q1 195,460.00 -0.69% 1.74% 3.14%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter May 2,001,342.56 -0.75% 0.31% 0.04%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 10.16 0.33% 4.05% 1.81%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Jun 0.75 0% -1.25% 0.75%

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 July 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month May 210,664.00 -9.52% 7.76% 15.96%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month May 73,680.00 -44.85% -40.95% -33.45%
All Sources Month May 284,344.00 -22.4% -11.22% -2.75%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Jun 203,112.00 -3.25% 4.92% 39.55%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Jun 289,982.00 10.31% -6.93% -14.05%

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 August 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Apr 7.80 -0.2% -1.9% -4.4%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Apr 5.50 -0.6% -1.8% -4%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Apr 10.60 0.3% -1.9% -4.7%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Aug 22 126.57 0.3% -7.44% 9.94%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Aug 22 129.41 0.29% -7.29% 9.7%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Aug 22 130.83 1.07% -4.5% 20.69%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Aug 22 135.14 1.17% -4.53% 19.2%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 11.23 -0.03% -0.85% -2.01%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 8.14 -0.06% -0.48% -0.65%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 21.83 -0.35% -1.35% -2.9%

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%