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 30, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Oct 25 138.80 -0.06% 7.08% 8.84%
JSX Index (points) Week Oct 25 491,617.62 -2.02% 34.27% 69.97%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Oct 25 3,332.46 -1.92% 3.05% 10.05%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Oct 25 193.35 -1.72% 21.67% 7.23%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Jun 194.30 -6.23% -4.14% -1.42%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Jun 1,158.50 20.15% 1.55% 0.58%
Commercial Credit (%) (change in % points) Month Jul 10.52 -0.08% -1.1% -1.87%

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 30, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Sep 3,098.06 5.5% 2.36% -1.25%
Year to Date Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Sep 3.73 0.43% 0.96% 0%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Sep 3.63 -0.71% -0.92% -1.29%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q2 196,960.00 0.77% 1.34% 3.58%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter May 2,001,342.56 -0.75% 0.31% 0.04%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jul 11.02 -5.44% 4.78% 2.31%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Jul 0.50 0% -1% 0.5%

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 30, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Aug 214,780.00 -20.59% 4.24% 11.36%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Aug 80,986.00 4.42% -23.47% -25.72%
All Sources Month Aug 295,766.00 -15.02% -5.16% -2.03%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Sep 160,987.00 -13.5% -39.43% 19.77%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Sep 259,905.00 15.22% 1.1% -18.01%

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 30, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Jul 7.80 0% -0.6% -3.5%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jul 5.80 0.3% 0% -2.2%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jul 10.20 -0.4% -1.2% -5%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Oct 31 128.48 0.52% -5.49% 8.01%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Oct 31 131.32 0.51% -5.38% 7.83%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Oct 31 136.92 0.13% -4.72% 16.85%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Oct 31 140.97 0.28% -4.89% 15.48%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 11.21 -0.01% -0.56% -1.72%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 7.88 -0.04% -0.65% -0.82%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Apr 21.79 -0.04% -1.21% -2.42%

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%