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 June 10, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Jun 7 131.35 -1.1% 1.28% 1.22%
JSX Index (points) Week Jun 7 436,494.54 0.83% 42.69% 82.51%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Jun 7 3,137.50 1.96% 5.23% -5.41%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Jun 7 191.58 -1.05% 18.98% -9.54%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Feb 172.00 3.49% 1.9% -3.26%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Feb 338.20 103.49% 1.17% -3.12%
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 June 10, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Apr 3,007.49 -2.13% -2.82% 5.98%
Annualized Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Apr 1.40 -8.98% 6.72% -1.61%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Apr 3.97 0.58% 0.75% -0.8%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q4 196,812.00 3.56% 1.95% 3.17%
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 May 0.75 -0.75% -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 June 10, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Apr 232,834.00 -14.32% 13.73% 13.12%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Apr 133,591.00 -24.27% -4.09% -5.78%
All Sources Month Apr 366,425.00 -18.24% 6.51% 5.41%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Apr 211,645.00 -3.22% 11.51% 44.75%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Apr 215,463.00 20.43% -18.1% -14.67%

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 June 10, 2019. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Unemployment (%) - (change in %points) Quarter Jan 8.00 -0.7% -1.6% -4.7%
Unemployment-Males (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jan 6.10 -0.3% -1.4% -2.9%
Unemployment-Female (%) (change in %points) Quarter Jan 10.30 -0.9% -1.8% -6.7%
Fuel Prices - 87 Month Jun 6 129.05 -2.23% -2.48% 14.25%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Jun 6 131.89 -2.18% -2.43% 13.9%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Jun 6 132.10 -2.22% 1.37% 23.72%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Jun 6 136.54 -2.19% 1.06% 21.97%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 11.23 -0.03% -0.85% -2.01%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 8.14 -0.06% -0.48% -0.65%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Jan 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%