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Jamaica

Jamaica ( (listen)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola). Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic); the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Many of the indigenous people were either killed or died of diseases to which they had no immunity, and the Spanish then forcibly transplanted large numbers of African slaves to Jamaica as labourers. The island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered it, renaming it Jamaica. Under British colonial rule Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with a plantation economy dependent on the African slaves and later their descendants. The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose ... [More]
  • Last : 395,736.53
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  • Last : 150.6 (JMD)
  • High : 151
  • Low : 149.75
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.25
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  • Open : 149.75
  • Time : 01:04:07
  • Yesterday : 151
  • Change % : 0.27%
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  • Last : 182.485 (JMD)
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Jamaica Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/JMD Ask 150.6 149.75 149.75 151 0.40 0.27% 2021/03/06 Time 1:04
JMD/USD Ask 0.0067 - 0.0066 0.0067 0.00 0.00% 2021/03/05 Time 9:29
EUR/JMD Ask 182.485 - 182.485 182.485 0.00 0.00% 2021/02/28 Time 8:21
CHF/JMD Ask 167.22 - 167.17 168.27 0.00 0.00% 2021/02/27 Time 1:56
ISK/JMD Ask 1.1935 - 1.1933 1.2021 0.00 0.00% 2021/02/27 Time 1:56

Jamaica Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
JSE Market 395736.53 - 395736.53 395736.53 0.00 0.00% 2021/03/05 Time 23:02
JSE All Jamaican Composite 433954.69 - 433954.69 433954.69 0.00 0.00% 2021/03/05 Time 23:02
JSE Market 396881.91 - 396881.91 396881.91 0.00 0.00% 2020/12/03 Time 12:04

Jamaica Stocks

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
AMG Packaging Paper 1.9 - 1.9 1.9 0.10 5.56% 2021/03/06 Time 2:07
Derrimon Trading 2.52 - 2.52 2.52 0.02 0.79% 2021/03/06 Time 2:07
General Accident Insurance 5.95 - 5.95 5.95 0.40 7.21% 2021/03/06 Time 2:07
Honey Bun 1982 5.1 - 5.1 5.1 0.04 0.78% 2021/03/06 Time 2:07
Lasco Distributors 3.74 - 3.74 3.74 0.14 3.89% 2021/03/06 Time 2:07

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-723505.76 20 Jun -958770 -1682375 : -121925 Quarterly Jun/20

CPI Transportation

100.10 20 Dec 99.8 99.6 : 217 Monthly

Capital Flows

-148.80 20 Sep -189 -679 : 2088 Quarterly

Central Bank Balance Sheet

987443.00 20 Nov 981720 146770 : 987443 Monthly

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 57.88 3.76 : 58.25 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 79 67 : 107 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

109.00 20 Dec 108 20.13 : 109 Monthly

Coronavirus Cases

0 21 Mar 23838 0 : 24103 Daily Mar/21

Coronavirus Deaths

0 21 Mar 432 0 : 436 Daily Mar/21

Coronavirus Recovered

0 21 Mar 13745 0 : 13869 Daily Mar/21

Corporate Tax Rate

25.00 20 Dec 25 25 : 33.33 Yearly

Corruption Index

0 20 Dec 43 30 : 44 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 20 Dec 74 45 : 99 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

107.10 20 Dec 106 96.3 : 259 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 Mar : Monthly 33

Currency

149.11 21 Mar 149 114 : 151 Daily

Current Account

38.40 20 Sep -106 -536 : 153 Quarterly

Current Account to GDP

-1.90 19 Dec -1.8 -20.4 : -1.2 Yearly Dec/19

Deposit Interest Rate

2.50 20 Dec 2.6 2.5 : 36.6 Yearly

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 75 65 : 94 Yearly

Employed Persons

1118300.00 20 Sep 1269100 1098700 : 1269100 Quarterly Sep/20

Employment Rate

87.40 20 Sep 92.7 83.7 : 92.8 Quarterly Sep/20

Exports

260849.03 20 Jun 379635 244067 : 796371 Quarterly

External Debt

12708.61 20 Sep 13501 8843 : 14754 Quarterly

Food Inflation

6.90 20 Mar 8.2 0.1 : 35 Monthly

Foreign Direct Investment

22.10 20 Sep 89.88 22.1 : 274 Quarterly

Foreign Exchange Reserves

3856.55 20 Dec 3709 0 : 3971 Monthly

GDP

15.72 18 Dec 16.46 0.78 : 16.46 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-10.70 20 Sep -18.4 -18.4 : 4.3 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

170917.00 21 Jan 160866 160866 : 197012 Quarterly

GDP From Agriculture

12746.00 20 Sep 14072 7631 : 15745 Quarterly

GDP From Construction

14394.00 20 Sep 10766 10766 : 18118 Quarterly

GDP From Manufacturing

15849.00 20 Sep 14591 14591 : 23548 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

3805.00 20 Sep 3950 3161 : 8526 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

25710.00 20 Sep 24474 22427 : 25935 Quarterly

GDP From Services

29500.00 20 Sep 28377 28377 : 36733 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

18160.00 20 Sep 17390 13697 : 23461 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

5796.00 20 Sep 5665 4158 : 6618 Quarterly

GDP Growth Rate

8.30 20 Sep -15.7 -15.7 : 8.3 Quarterly Sep/20

GDP Per Capita Ppp

9761.50 19 Dec 9738 8591 : 10245 Yearly

GDP per capita

4867.00 19 Dec 4855 3479 : 5379 Yearly

Gasoline Prices

0.86 21 Feb 0.8 0.37 : 1.2 Monthly

Government Budget

1.40 19 Dec 1.3 -6.72 : 1.4 Yearly

Government Debt

2079464.00 20 Sep 2136734 1970612 : 2158846 Monthly

Government Debt to GDP

103.30 17 Dec 121 70.5 : 212 Yearly Dec/17

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 164347 60356 : 175378 Quarterly

Imports

984354.78 20 Jun 1338404 395093 : 2437559 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

5.20 20 Dec 4.3 1.6 : 26.49 Monthly Dec/20

Inflation Rate Mom

1.30 20 Dec 0.6 -1.1 : 3.3 Monthly

Interest Rate

0.50 21 Feb 0.5 0.5 : 33 Daily Feb/21

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 6576 1258 : 6790 Quarterly

Labor Force Participation Rate

61.30 20 Sep 65.6 61.3 : 65.6 Quarterly Sep/20

Military Expenditure

201.00 18 Dec 144 60.8 : 201 Yearly

Money Supply M1

0 19 May 256591 26565 : 258036 Monthly

Money Supply M2

0 19 May 551952 79732 : 560700 Monthly

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 20 Dec 30 25 : 35 Yearly

Population

2.73 19 Dec 2.73 1.63 : 2.73 Yearly Dec/19

Private Sector Credit

1058531.70 20 Dec 1047547 62001 : 1058532 Monthly

Remittances

2415.10 19 Dec 2346 968 : 2415 Yearly

Sales Tax Rate

16.50 20 Dec 16.5 16.5 : 17.5 Yearly

Social Security Rate

18.75 20 Dec 18.75 18 : 18.75 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.00 20 Dec 12 11.5 : 12 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Employees

6.75 20 Dec 6.75 6.5 : 6.75 Yearly

Stock Market

395977.60 21 Mar 394660 0.38 : 528380 Daily

Terrorism Index

0 19 Dec 0.47 0 : 1.09 Yearly

Tourist Arrivals

7188.00 20 Jun 0 0 : 487651 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

161300.00 20 Sep 100400 96700 : 215100 Quarterly Sep/20

Unemployment Rate

12.60 20 Sep 7.3 7.2 : 16.5 Quarterly Sep/20

Youth Unemployment Rate

28.00 20 Sep 16.3 16.3 : 37 Quarterly Sep/20
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -723505.76 -1090000 -1107000 -1415000 -1175000 -1192000 Jun/20
CPI Transportation 100.10 105 104 237 224 233
Capital Flows -148.80 -120 -110 -100 -140 -120
Central Bank Balance Sheet 987443.00 870000 853000 840000 885000 810000
Consumer Price Index Cpi 109.00 108 110 284 108 112
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Cpi Housing Utilities 107.10 109 111 279 265 276
Currency 149.11 152 153 155 150 157
Current Account 38.40 -110 -1150 -120 -90 -100
Current Account to GDP -1.90 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.8 Dec/19
Deposit Interest Rate 2.50 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Employed Persons 1118300.00 1220000 1230000 1230000 1210000 1250000 Sep/20
Employment Rate 87.40 91 91.5 91.9 90.5 93 Sep/20
Exports 260849.03 493000 496000 498000 490000 510000
External Debt 12708.61 13900 14100 14100 13800 14377
Food Inflation 6.90 6 5.7 5.1 6.1 4.8
Foreign Direct Investment 22.10 150 170 180 130 240
Foreign Exchange Reserves 3856.55 3620 3650 3700 3590 3900
GDP 15.72 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 17
GDP Annual Growth Rate -10.70 13 7 4.2 3 4.2
GDP Constant Prices 170917.00 196795 181771 203137 185125 192900
GDP From Agriculture 12746.00 15532 15901 13315 12964 13508
GDP From Construction 14394.00 15041 12166 14602 13999 14587
GDP From Manufacturing 15849.00 17192 16480 18033 15787 16450
GDP From Mining 3805.00 3575 4464 6121 3046 3174
GDP From Public Administration 25710.00 23532 27656 27396 22324 23262
GDP From Services 29500.00 34397 32066 33989 32973 34358
GDP From Transport 18160.00 20919 19651 22652 20061 20903
GDP From Utilities 5796.00 6354 6401 6641 5749 5990
GDP Growth Rate 8.30 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.7 0.9 Sep/20
GDP Per Capita Ppp 9761.50 9490 9490 9490 9490 9560
GDP per capita 4867.00 4650 4650 4650 4650 4800
Gasoline Prices 0.86 0.72 0.69 0.65 0.76 0.62
Government Budget 1.40 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -2.5 -1.5
Government Debt 2079464.00 2070000 2050000 2050000 2070000 2010000
Government Debt to GDP 103.30 118 118 118 118 110 Dec/17
Imports 984354.78 1600000 1630000 1690000 1580000 1750000
Inflation Rate 5.20 4.1 4 4 4.3 4.5 Dec/20
Inflation Rate Mom 1.30 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.3
Interest Rate 0.50 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 Feb/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.30 63 63.5 64 62.6 66.5 Sep/20
Military Expenditure 201.00 170 170 170 170 170
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 Dec/19
Private Sector Credit 1058531.70 1017907 1146309 1120426 912849 951188
Remittances 2415.10 23000 2300 2300 2300 2400
Sales Tax Rate 16.50 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
Social Security Rate 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75
Social Security Rate For Companies 12.00 12 12 12 12 12
Social Security Rate For Employees 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Stock Market 395977.60 381247 374080 367032 388533 352935
Tourist Arrivals 7188.00 35000 50000 60000 23000 175000
Unemployed Persons 161300.00 125000 120000 120000 130000 115000 Sep/20
Unemployment Rate 12.60 15 14.4 13.8 14.5 11 Sep/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 28.00 23 22.5 22 23.5 20 Sep/20