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Barbados

Barbados ( (listen) or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi). It is in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13°N of the equator. It is about 168 km (104 mi) east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 180 km (110 mi) south-east of Martinique and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appeared on a Spanish map in 1511. The Portuguese Empire claimed the island between 1532 and 1536, but later abandoned it in 1620 with their only remnants being an introduction of wild boars for a good supply of meat whenever the island wa... [More]
  • Last : 16,775.4
  • High : 19,020.1
  • Low : 16,433.1
  • Max Fluctuation : 465
  • Max Fluctuation % : 5.26%
  • Open : 18,758.5
  • Time : 18:33:54
  • Yesterday : 18,832.8
  • Change % : 12.26%
  • Change : 2,057.4
  • Last : 1,808.26 (BBD)
  • High : 1,818.28
  • Low : 1,805.05
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.86
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.04%
  • Open : 1,806.51
  • Time : 18:34:11
  • Yesterday : 1,806.45
  • Change % : 0.1%
  • Change : 1.81
  • Last : 45.24 (BBD)
  • High : 46.09
  • Low : 44.79
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.11
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.76%
  • Open : 45.65
  • Time : 18:34:11
  • Yesterday : 45.66
  • Change % : 0.93%
  • Change : 0.42
  • Last : 0.8415 (BBD)
  • High : 0.8415
  • Low : 0.8378
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.8391
  • Time : 18:29:09
  • Yesterday : 0.8415
  • Change % : 0%
  • Change : 0

Barbados Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
BBD/USD Ask 0.4949 0.4951 0.4949 0.4951 0.00 0.00% 2020/11/26 Time 18:29
AUD/BBD Ask 1.5008 1.5011 1.5008 1.504 0.00 0.12% 2020/11/26 Time 18:28
BRL/BBD Ask 0.3835 0.3837 0.3812 0.3839 0.00 0.03% 2020/11/26 Time 18:28
CAD/BBD Ask 1.5674 1.5683 1.5674 1.5704 0.00 0.15% 2020/11/26 Time 18:28
CHF/BBD Ask 2.2456 2.2448 2.244 2.2502 0.00 0.01% 2020/11/26 Time 18:28

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-169243.00 20 Aug -196855 -287863 : 32282 Monthly Aug/20

Bank Lending Rate

0 20 Sep 4 0 : 14.5 Monthly

CPI Transportation

0 20 Jul 169 142 : 202 Monthly

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 4.19 4.19 : 58.9 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 72 41 : 77 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

194.40 20 Jul 194 98.2 : 200 Monthly

Coronavirus Cases

0 20 Mar 14 2 : 17 Daily

Coronavirus Deaths

0 20 Mar 0 0 : 0 Daily

Coronavirus Recovered

0 20 Mar 0 0 : 0 Daily

Corporate Tax Rate

5.50 20 Dec 5.5 5.5 : 30 Yearly

Corruption Index

0 19 Dec 68 61 : 78 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 19 Dec 25 15 : 31 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 20 Jul 155 140 : 172 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 20 Nov : Monthly 22

Crude Oil Production

0 20 Jul 1 0.77 : 1.9 Monthly

Current Account

-180.20 19 Dec -403 -1101 : -180 Yearly

Current Account to GDP

-1.70 19 Dec -4 -11.8 : -1.7 Yearly Dec/19

Deposit Interest Rate

0.15 18 Dec 0.19 0.15 : 8.83 Yearly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 129 115 : 132 Yearly

Employed Persons

0 19 Dec 129 89 : 137 Quarterly Dec/19

Exports

53128.00 20 Aug 59855 12886 : 175778 Monthly

Food Inflation

10.40 20 Jul 12.5 -2.4 : 17.08 Monthly

Foreign Exchange Reserves

0 20 Sep 2128307 127861 : 2128307 Monthly

GDP

5.21 19 Dec 5.09 0.09 : 5.21 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-0.10 19 Dec -0.4 -7 : 7.9 Yearly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

15638.83 19 Dec 15675 12580 : 16947 Yearly

GDP per capita

16099.83 19 Dec 16137 10881 : 17446 Yearly

Government Budget

-1.40 18 Dec -4.2 -11.8 : -1.3 Yearly

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 41808 26619 : 76537 Quarterly

Imports

222371.00 20 Aug 256711 44472 : 362132 Monthly

Industrial Production

-6.50 19 Mar 0.7 -16.96 : 11.69 Monthly

Inflation Rate

1.90 20 Jul 2.4 -2.6 : 11.2 Monthly Jul/20

Interest Rate

2.00 20 Oct 2 2 : 18 Monthly Oct/20

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 5823 1031 : 6710 Quarterly

Labor Force Participation Rate

0 17 Jun 65.5 14.1 : 70.6 Quarterly Jun/17

Manufacturing Production

0 19 Mar 1.7 -21.1 : 19.1 Monthly

Mining Production

0 19 Mar -14.5 -54.9 : 92.5 Monthly

Personal Income Tax Rate

40.00 20 Dec 40 33.5 : 40 Yearly

Sales Tax Rate

17.50 20 Dec 17.5 15 : 17.5 Yearly

Social Security Rate

23.85 20 Dec 23.85 21.35 : 23.85 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.75 20 Dec 12.75 11.25 : 12.75 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Employees

11.10 20 Dec 11.1 10.1 : 11.1 Yearly

Tourist Arrivals

36861.00 19 Sep 50757 11259 : 72951 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

12.30 19 Dec 13.5 0 : 19.1 Quarterly Dec/19

Unemployment Rate

8.90 19 Dec 9.5 7.6 : 13.2 Quarterly Dec/19
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -169243.00 -203200 -217500 -219200 -204300 -220600 Aug/20
Consumer Price Index Cpi 194.40 211 209 208 196 204
Corporate Tax Rate 5.50 5.5 5.5 5.5 25 25
Current Account -180.20 -300 -300 -300 -350 -300
Current Account to GDP -1.70 -3.5 -3.5 -3.5 -3.7 -3.5 Dec/19
Deposit Interest Rate 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 1.12 1.12
Exports 53128.00 69800 70500 71800 68700 72600
Food Inflation 10.40 9.2 9 8.7 9.5 7
GDP 5.21 4.93 4.93 4.96 4.8 4.93
GDP Annual Growth Rate -0.10 4.5 4.5 4.5 -7.8 4.5
GDP Per Capita Ppp 15638.83 15200 15200 15200 14800 15200
GDP per capita 16099.83 16100 16100 16100 15900 16100
Government Budget -1.40 -4.5 -4.5 -4.5 -5 -4.5
Imports 222371.00 273000 288000 291000 273000 293200
Industrial Production -6.50 -2.4 -2.4 -2.4 -2.7 -2.4
Inflation Rate 1.90 5.3 5 4.8 5.7 4.1 Jul/20
Interest Rate 2.00 2 2 2 2 2 Oct/20
Personal Income Tax Rate 40.00 40 40 40 40 40
Sales Tax Rate 17.50 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5
Social Security Rate 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85
Social Security Rate For Companies 12.75 12.75 12.75 12.75 11.25 11.25
Social Security Rate For Employees 11.10 11.1 11.1 11.1 10.1 10.1
Tourist Arrivals 36861.00 12500 15300 16200 10900 18000
Unemployed Persons 12.30 18 17.8 17.8 18 17.5 Dec/19
Unemployment Rate 8.90 12.3 12 11.7 12.5 11.5 Dec/19