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 July 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Jul 19 137.96 1% 4.14% 7.49%
JSX Index (points) Week Jul 19 494,312.41 0.92% 60.38% 113.41%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Jul 19 3,126.21 2.83% -0.01% 2.67%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Jul 19 192.06 1.11% 34.69% 0.81%
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 July 22, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Jun 3,035.31 -1.27% -3.2% 15.99%
Annualized Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Jun -1.85 -11.2% -13.47% -9.87%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Jun 4.19 -0.58% 1.37% -0.22%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q4 195,460.00 -0.69% 1.74% 3.14%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Quarter Feb 1,961,407.70 -3.65% -0.36% -8.96%
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 July 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 Jul 18 134.98 2.27% -0.16% 18.07%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Jul 18 137.82 2.23% -0.15% 17.63%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Jul 18 135.65 2.28% 1.41% 27.51%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Jul 18 139.48 2.21% 0.61% 24.8%
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%