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 January 14, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Jan 11 130.87 1.39% 4.88% 1.82%
JSX Index (points) Week Jan 11 377,499.74 0.37% 32.45% 95.3%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Jan 11 3,237.21 -0.46% 16.91% 19.42%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Jan 11 166.86 3.92% -7.42% -0.97%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Aug 208.40 3.78% 8.77% 7.37%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Aug 1,550.00 15.53% 0.75% 2.35%
Commercial Credit (%) (change in % points) Month Nov 10.24 -1.07% -2.01% -2.08%

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 January 14, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Dec 3,005.41 3.67% -6.32% 10.52%
Inflation - YTD (change in percentage points) Month Nov 3.54 0% -1.12% 2.12%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q3 189,927.00 -2.3% 1.8% 2.92%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter Nov 1,941,963.38 -0.17% -1.17% -9.7%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Nov 10.11 0.18% 1.97% 1.66%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Dec 1.75 -0.25% -1.25% 1.75%

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 December 19, 2018. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Oct 162,552.00 20.49% 3.29% 19.99%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Oct 121,975.00 44.82% -18.72% 35.18%
All Sources Month Oct 284,527.00 29.84% -7.46% 26.06%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Nov 206,303.00 -6.99% 14.63% 37.15%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Nov 262,988.00 -6.88% -21.82% -8.74%

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 December 31, 2018. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Jul2018 8.40 -1.3% -2.9% -4.5%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jul2018 5.80 -1.5% -2.2% -3.7%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jul2018 11.40 -1.1% -3.8% -5.5%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Dec 27 119.10 -2.44% -0.82% 21.88%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Dec 27 121.94 -2.39% -0.81% 22.7%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Dec 27 127.68 -0.81% 6.42% 35.95%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Dec 27 130.81 -2.23% 5.1% 25.83%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Oct 11.63 0.01% -0.92% -2.39%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Oct 8.44 -0.04% -0.23% -1.03%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Oct 22.88 -0.18% -1.12% -2.64%

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%