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 September 4, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Month Aug2018 137.01 1.16% 5.68% 7.4%
JSX Index (points) Month Aug2018 329,428.09 5.12% 28.87% 105.4%
JSX Junior Index (points) Month Aug2018 3,250.47 4.78% 0.1% 39.93%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Month Aug2018 170.31 10.94% -15.92% 3.57%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Apr2018 184.40 -15.8% -5.29% -9.03%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Apr2018 737.70 33.33% -1.94% -0.31%

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 September 4, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Jul2018 3,149.48 0.45% 15.1% 31.81%
Inflation - YTD (change in percentage points) Month Jul2018 0.72 0.97% -1.98% 0.81%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q12018 192,144.00 -0.47% 1.39% 1.76%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter Jun2018 2,005,967.07 0.54% 2.17% -5.23%

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 September 4, 2018.

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Jul2018 257,050.00 12.12% 3.39% 12.66%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Jul2018 104,127.00 12.79% -5.37% 18.31%
All Sources Month Jul2018 361,177.00 12.31% 0.7% 14.23%
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 September 4, 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 Octane Month Aug2018 138.23 2.46% 18.15% 28.86%
Fuel Prices - 90 Octane Month Aug2018 141.07 2.41% 17.73% 29.51%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Aug2018 138.96 3.95% 26.51% 38.81%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Aug2018 143.52 3.84% 24.97% 32.35%

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%