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 April 13, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Exchange Rate (J$/US$) Week Apr9 137.67 0.53% 5.52% 9.84%
JSX Index (points) Week Apr9 398,359.12 3.5% 3.81% 36.89%
JSX Junior Index (points) Week Apr9 2,642.81 6.8% -18.19% -15.71%
JSX US Equities Index (points) Week Apr9 202.37 -2.35% 16.98% 19.58%
Remittances (US$'millions) Month Dec 232.20 16.16% 5.07% 6.42%
Remittances YTD (US$'millions) Month Dec 2,415.10 10.64% 2.95% 3.67%
Commercial Credit (%) (change in % points) Month Dec 9.93 -0.23% -0.52% -2.32%

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 April 13, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Net International Reserves (US$'millions) Month Mar 3,237.67 3.4% 4.95% 5.31%
Year to Date Inflation (change in percentage points) Month Feb -0.41 0.74% -0.25% -0.25%
Inflation - Point to Point (change in percentage points) Month Feb 5.98 0.75% 3.56% 1.56%
GDP - Real (J$'million) Quarter Q4 197,013.00 2.99% -0.04% 2.06%
Debt - Total (J$'millions) Month Jan 2,077,599.56 3.91% 2.06% 5.97%
Central Govt Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Dec 8.97 -0.26% -1.76% 0.83%
BOJ Policy Rate (change in %ge points) Month Dec 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 April 7, 2020. [economic_dashboards]

Category Period Date Current Value % Change - 1 Period % Change - 12 Mths % Change - 24 Mths
Long Stay Arrivals Month Jan 227,200.00 -19.18% 4.94% 16.75%
Cruise Ship Tourists Month Jan 209,163.00 1.4% -16.08% -16.23%
All Sources Month Jan 436,363.00 -10.47% -6.31% -1.79%
Alumina Production (MT) Month Feb 128,630.00 5.06% -30.85% -34.31%
Bauxite Production (MT) Month Feb 199,093.00 11.15% -36.46% -26.4%

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 April 13, 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 Apr 9 119.70 0% -10.31% -3.01%
Fuel Prices - 90 Month Apr 9 122.54 0.02% -10.1% -2.94%
Fuel Prices - Auto Diesel Month Apr 9 120.02 -2.49% -10.33% -0.43%
Fuel Prices - ULSD Month Apr 9 125.05 -2.3% -9.15% -0.22%
Instalment Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Dec 10.99 -0.04% -0.42% -1.37%
Mortgage Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Dec 7.72 -0.03% -0.57% -1.03%
Personal Credit (%) (change in %points) Month Dec 21.37 0.47% -0.18% -2.6%

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%