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 20, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Jan 17 138.67 2.16% 4.43% 11.11%
JSX Index (points) Week Jan 17 497,578.98 -1.14% 34.08% 76.13%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Jan 17 3,209.01 -2.32% 2.18% 21.56%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Jan 17 247.53 7.69% 38.57% 36.21%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Aug 213.70 0.19% 2.54% 11.53%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Aug 1,585.50 15.58% 2.29% 3.06%
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 January 20, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Dec 3,162.54 1.82% 5.23% -1.43%
Year to Date Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Dec 6.24 0.51% 3.83% 1%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Dec 6.24 1.62% 3.83% 1%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q2 196,960.00 0.77% 1.34% 3.58%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Month Oct 2,038,041.16 2.66% 4.77% 2.98%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jul 11.02 -5.44% 4.78% 2.31%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Sep 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 January 20, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Nov 202,783.00 14.88% 3.17% 8.4%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Nov 126,136.00 27.56% -27.21% -46.24%
All Sources Month Nov 328,919.00 19.43% -11.06% -22%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Nov 120,020.00 31.1% -41.82% -33.31%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Nov 184,212.00 -30.36% -29.95% -45.24%

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 January 20, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Oct 7.20 -0.6% -1.5% -3.2%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Oct 6.00 0.2% -0.4% -1.3%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Oct 8.60 -1.6% -2.6% -5.5%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Jan 16 121.21 -2.42% 3.15% -0.84%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Jan 16 124.05 -2.36% 3.07% -0.82%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Jan 16 131.52 -2.16% 4.69% 7.45%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Jan 16 134.35 -2.23% 4.12% 5.31%
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%