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 October 23, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Oct192018 130.89 -1.25% 2.41% 1.53%
JSX Index (points) Week Oct192018 362,386.57 -4.95% 26.67% 119.49%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Oct192018 3,241.74 -5.01% 12.48% 43.89%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Oct192018 164.66 -2.37% -7.84% 26.48%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Jun2018 202.70 1.15% 2.84% 6.4%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Jun2018 1,140.80 21.61% -0.96% 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 October 23, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Sep2018 3,026.72 -1.04% -1.89% 23.88%
Inflation - YTD (change in percentage points) Month Sep2018 2.82 1.13% -0.91% 2%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q22018 194,373.00 1.17% 2.22% 2.71%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter Aug2018 2,025,533.15 1.09% -2.14% -5.5%

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 October 23, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Aug2018 206,043.00 -19.84% 6.83% 21.9%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Aug2018 105,827.00 1.63% -2.98% 6.17%
All Sources Month Aug2018 311,870.00 -13.65% 3.28% 16.07%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Jul2018 194,960.00 0.71% 43.3% 22.38%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Jul2018 256,629.00 -17.63% -14.32% -29.58%

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 October 23, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Apr2018 9.70 0.1% -2.5% -4%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Apr2018 7.30 -0.2% -2.2% -2.3%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Apr2018 12.50 0.4% -2.8% -5.9%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Oct182018 139.36 -1.78% 19.61% 27.34%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Oct182018 142.20 -1.75% 19.15% 27.99%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Oct182018 145.24 -0.53% 27.55% 41.73%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Oct182018 149.65 -0.58% 25.44% 33.92%

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...

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%