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Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. 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 part of the North Atlantic, 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea. Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, at roughly 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 invaded 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 wh... [More]
  • Last : 39,793.4
  • High : 40,364.5
  • Low : 39,481.1
  • Max Fluctuation : 232.8
  • Max Fluctuation % : 1.04%
  • Open : 39,486
  • Time : 11:26:01
  • Yesterday : 39,486
  • Change % : 0.78%
  • Change : 307.4
  • Last : 1,827.54 (BBD)
  • High : 1,831.24
  • Low : 1,826.78
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.59
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.05%
  • Open : 1,829.36
  • Time : 11:26:17
  • Yesterday : 1,829.36
  • Change % : 0.1%
  • Change : 1.82
  • Last : 73.06 (BBD)
  • High : 73.62
  • Low : 72.95
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.1
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.34%
  • Open : 73.62
  • Time : 11:26:17
  • Yesterday : 73.62
  • Change % : 0.77%
  • Change : 0.56
  • Last : 0.8416 (BBD)
  • High : 0.8422
  • Low : 0.8408
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.8413
  • Time : 11:22:11
  • Yesterday : 0.8412
  • Change % : 0.05%
  • Change : 0.0004

Barbados Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
EUR/BBD Ask 2.4236 2.424 2.3902 2.4265 0.00 0.10% 2021/07/30 Time 11:08
GBP/BBD Ask 2.8443 2.8441 2.8071 2.8502 0.01 0.19% 2021/07/30 Time 11:08
CNY/BBD Ask 0.3157 0.3156 0.3114 0.3162 0.00 0.10% 2021/07/30 Time 11:08
CHF/BBD Ask 2.2483 2.249 2.2184 2.2529 0.00 0.21% 2021/07/30 Time 11:08
DKK/BBD Ask 0.3258 0.3259 0.3213 0.3262 0.00 0.12% 2021/07/30 Time 11:08

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

195543.00 21 May 175686 -287863 : 195543 Monthly May/21

Bank Lending Rate

0 21 Jul 4 0 : 14.5 Monthly

CPI Transportation

0 21 May 193 142 : 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

198.00 21 May 196 98.2 : 202 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 21 Dec 5.5 5.5 : 30 Yearly

Corruption Index

0 20 Dec 62 61 : 78 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 20 Dec 30 15 : 31 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 21 May 165 140 : 172 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 Jul : Monthly 22

Crude Oil Production

0 21 Mar 1 0.77 : 1.9 Monthly

Current Account

-620.50 20 Dec -256 -1101 : -256 Yearly

Current Account to GDP

-7.00 20 Dec -2.5 -11.8 : -2.5 Yearly Dec/20

Deposit Interest Rate

15.00 20 Dec 0.15 0.15 : 15 Yearly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 129 115 : 132 Yearly

Employed Persons

0 21 Mar 118 89 : 137 Quarterly Mar/21

Exports

52168.00 21 May 53788 12886 : 175778 Monthly

Food Inflation

-1.20 21 May 4.9 -2.4 : 17.08 Monthly

Foreign Exchange Reserves

0 21 May 2530650 127861 : 2658102 Monthly

GDP

4.37 20 Dec 5.21 0.09 : 5.21 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-17.60 20 Dec -0.1 -17.6 : 7.9 Yearly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

12870.04 20 Dec 15639 12579 : 16947 Yearly

GDP per capita

13249.42 20 Dec 16100 4895 : 17446 Yearly

Government Budget

-0.40 20 Dec 3.1 -11.8 : 3.1 Yearly

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 41808 26619 : 76537 Quarterly

Imports

247711.00 21 May 229475 44472 : 362132 Monthly

Industrial Production

-6.50 19 Mar 0.7 -16.96 : 11.69 Monthly

Inflation Rate

1.50 21 May 1.1 -2.6 : 11.2 Monthly May/21

Interest Rate

2.00 21 Jul 2 2 : 18 Monthly Jul/21

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

28.50 21 Dec 28.5 28.5 : 40 Yearly

Sales Tax Rate

17.50 21 Dec 17.5 15 : 17.5 Yearly

Social Security Rate

23.85 21 Dec 23.85 21.35 : 23.85 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.75 21 Dec 12.75 11.25 : 12.75 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Employees

11.10 21 Dec 11.1 10.1 : 11.1 Yearly

Tourist Arrivals

489.00 20 Jun 352 139 : 76354 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

22.00 21 Mar 18.5 0 : 22.8 Quarterly Mar/21

Unemployment Rate

17.20 21 Mar 13.6 7.6 : 17.9 Quarterly Mar/21
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade 195543.00 -220600 -220600 -220600 -219200 -213000 May/21
Consumer Price Index Cpi 198.00 210 205 204 207 218
Corporate Tax Rate 5.50 25 25 25 25 25
Current Account -620.50 -300 -300 -300 -300 -260
Current Account to GDP -7.00 -11.5 -8.3 -8.3 -11.5 -8.3 Dec/20
Deposit Interest Rate 15.00 15 15 15 15 15
Exports 52168.00 72600 72600 72600 71800 78000
Food Inflation -1.20 7 7 7 8.7 5.5
GDP 4.37 4.93 4.93 4.93 4.96 5.1
GDP Annual Growth Rate -17.60 4.1 7.5 7.5 4.1 7.5
GDP Per Capita Ppp 12870.04 15200 15200 15200 15200 15360
GDP per capita 13249.42 16100 16100 16100 16100 16250
Government Budget -0.40 -4.5 -4.5 -4.5 -4.5 -4
Imports 247711.00 293200 293200 293200 291000 291000
Industrial Production -6.50 -2.4 -2.4 -2.4 -2.7 -2.4
Inflation Rate 1.50 4.1 3.6 3 4.8 3.6 May/21
Interest Rate 2.00 2 2 2 2 2.5 Jul/21
Personal Income Tax Rate 28.50 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 11.25 11.25 11.25 11.25 11.25
Social Security Rate For Employees 11.10 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
Tourist Arrivals 489.00 18000 18000 18000 16200 30000
Unemployed Persons 22.00 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.8 17 Mar/21
Unemployment Rate 17.20 11.5 11 11 11.7 10.1 Mar/21