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Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of the Americas, and the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands. It occupies an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi) and has a population of about 287,000 (2019 estimate). Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Spanish navigators took possession of Barbados in the late 15th century, claiming it for the Crown of Castile. It first appeared on a Spanish map in 1511. The Portuguese Empire claimed the island between 1532 and 1536, but abandoned it in 1620 with their only remnants being an introduction of wild boars for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. An English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados on 14 May 1625; its men took possession of the island in the name of King James I. In 1627, the first permanent settlers arrived from England, and Barbados became an English and later British colony. During this period, the colony operated on a plantation economy, relying on the labour of enslaved Africans who worked on the island's plantations. The slave trade to the island continued until it was outlawe... [More]
  • Last : 20,124.25
  • High : 20,380.34
  • Low : 20,094.99
  • Max Fluctuation : 89.24
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.55%
  • Open : 20,363.75
  • Time : 14:41:21
  • Yesterday : 20,363.75
  • Change % : 1.19%
  • Change : 239.5
  • Last : 1,711.39 (BBD)
  • High : 1,727.65
  • Low : 1,703.53
  • Max Fluctuation : 2.21
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.29%
  • Open : 1,726.22
  • Time : 14:42:12
  • Yesterday : 1,726.06
  • Change % : 0.86%
  • Change : 14.67
  • Last : 87.05 (BBD)
  • High : 87.31
  • Low : 85.88
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.31
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.2%
  • Open : 86.39
  • Time : 14:42:11
  • Yesterday : 86.35
  • Change % : 0.81%
  • Change : 0.7
  • Last : 1.008 (BBD)
  • High : 1.0091
  • Low : 1.001
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 1.0014
  • Time : 14:42:40
  • Yesterday : 1.0018
  • Change % : 0.62%
  • Change : 0.0062

Barbados Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
AUD/BBD Ask 1.3194 - 1.3183 1.3309 0.01 0.52% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38
EUR/BBD Ask 2.0248 - 2.0236 2.0385 0.01 0.66% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38
GBP/BBD Ask 2.3206 - 2.32 2.342 0.02 0.86% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38
CAD/BBD Ask 1.5028 - 1.5005 1.5105 0.01 0.48% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38
CHF/BBD Ask 2.0754 - 2.0714 2.084 0.01 0.35% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38
DKK/BBD Ask 0.2721 - 0.2719 0.274 0.00 0.66% 2022/10/05 Time 14:38

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Balance of Trade
-278790 21 Dec -296045 BBD Thousand
Bank Lending Rate
4 22 Jun 4 percent
CPI Housing Utilities
184 22 Jun 185 points
CPI Transportation
220 22 Jun 221 points
Competitiveness Index
58.9 19 Dec 4.19 Points
Competitiveness Rank
77 19 Dec 72
Consumer Price Index CPI
224 22 Jul 223 points
Coronavirus Cases
102516 22 Oct 102488 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
479 22 Jul 478 Persons
Coronavirus Vaccination Rate
113 22 Sep 113 doses per 100 people
Coronavirus Vaccination Total
318281 22 Sep 318245 doses
Corporate Tax Rate
5.5 21 Dec 5.5 percent
Corruption Index
65 21 Dec 64 Points
Corruption Rank
29 21 Dec 29
Credit Rating
22 22 Oct
Crude Oil Production
1 22 Mar 1 BBL/D/1K
Current Account
-620 20 Dec -256 BBD Million
Current Account to GDP
-8.5 21 Dec -7.3 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate
0.15 21 Dec 0.15 percent
Ease of Doing Business
128 19 Dec 129
Employed Persons
136 22 Mar 133 Thousand
Exports
278790 21 Dec 296045 BBD Thousand
Food Inflation
17.4 22 Jul 18.6 percent
Foreign Exchange Reserves
2990313 22 Jul 3008814 BBD Million
GDP
4.9 21 Dec 4.69 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
0.7 21 Dec -14 percent
GDP per capita
14513 21 Dec 14329 USD
GDP per capita PPP
13487 21 Dec 13316 USD
Government Budget
-5 21 Dec -4.5 percent of GDP
IP Addresses
48577 17 Mar 41808 IP
Imports
363546 21 Dec 367644 BBD Thousand
Inflation Rate
11.2 22 Jul 11.5 percent
Interest Rate
2 22 Sep 2 percent
Internet Speed
6710 17 Mar 5823 KBps
Personal Income Tax Rate
28.5 21 Dec 28.5 percent
Tourist Arrivals
27528 22 Jun 28829
Unemployed Persons
12.2 22 Mar 14 Thousand
Unemployment Rate
9 22 Mar 10.9 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Balance of Trade -278790 -220600 -213000 -213000 -213000 BBD Thousand
Consumer Price Index CPI 224 229 230 230 232 points
Corporate Tax Rate 5.5 25 25 5.5 percent
Current Account -620 -260 -260 -260 -260 BBD Million
Current Account to GDP -8.5 -8.3 -4 -4 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate 0.15 0.65 0.65 0.65 1.15 percent
Exports 278790 78000 78000 78000 78000 BBD Thousand
Food Inflation 17.4 11 8.5 6.5 3.5 percent
GDP 4.9 5.45 5.72 5.89 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 0.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 percent
GDP per capita 14513 14613 14713 14813 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 13487 13554 13622 13689 USD USD
Government Budget -5 -3.5 -1 -1 -1 percent of GDP
Imports 363546 291000 291000 291000 291000 BBD Thousand
Inflation Rate 11.2 8.2 6.5 4.3 3.8 percent
Interest Rate 2 2.5 2.5 3 3 percent
Personal Income Tax Rate 28.5 40 40 40 percent
Tourist Arrivals 27528 30000 30000 30000 30000
Unemployed Persons 12.2 17 17 17 17 Thousand
Unemployment Rate 9 12 12 12 12 percent