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Jamaica

Jamaica ( (listen); Jamaican Patois: Jumieka) 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 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, after which the Spanish then brought 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 freedme... [More]
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Jamaica Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
JPY/JMD Ask 1.3339 - 1.3339 1.3347 0.00 0.05% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03
MXN/JMD Ask 7.3671 - 7.364 7.3671 0.00 0.01% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03
NOK/JMD Ask 17.23 - 17.22 17.23 0.04 0.23% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03
NZD/JMD Ask 103.63 - 103.61 103.63 0.06 0.06% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03
TRY/JMD Ask 16.67 - 16.66 16.67 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/27 Time 2:03

Jamaica Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
JSE Market 403871 - 403091 404691 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/24 Time 23:09
JSE All Jamaican Composite 443544 - 442621 444491 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/24 Time 23:09
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
Sagicor Select Funds 0.74 - 0.74 0.74 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/25 Time 2:53
Caribbean Assurance Brokers 1.66 - 1.66 1.66 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/25 Time 2:53
Community Workers of Jamaica Prf 1.53 - 1.53 1.53 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/25 Time 2:53
Lumber Depot 2.99 - 2.99 2.99 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/25 Time 2:53
Mailpac Group 3.54 - 3.54 3.54 0.00 0.00% 2021/09/25 Time 2:53

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-791489.00 20 Sep -723506 -1682375 : -121925 Quarterly Sep/20

CPI Transportation

104.20 21 Jul 103 99.6 : 217 Monthly

Capital Flows

113.80 21 Mar -118 -679 : 2088 Quarterly

Central Bank Balance Sheet

1047373.00 21 Jun 1046220 146770 : 1069597 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

111.40 21 Jul 110 20.13 : 111 Monthly

Coronavirus Cases

0 21 Sep 80959 0 : 81394 Daily Sep/21

Coronavirus Deaths

0 21 Sep 1802 0 : 1821 Daily Sep/21

Coronavirus Recovered

0 21 Sep 29830 0 : 29957 Daily Sep/21

Coronavirus Vaccination Rate

0 21 Sep 23.93 0 : 23.93 Daily Sep/21

Coronavirus Vaccination Total

0 21 Sep 711694 0 : 711694 Daily Sep/21

Corporate Tax Rate

25.00 21 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

110.50 21 Jul 109 96.3 : 259 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 Sep : Monthly 33

Currency

147.00 21 Sep 147 114 : 155 Daily

Current Account

-46.10 21 Mar -15.5 -536 : 153 Quarterly

Current Account to GDP

0.20 20 Dec -1.9 -20.4 : 0.2 Yearly Dec/20

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

1194800.00 21 Mar 1155800 1098700 : 1269100 Quarterly Mar/21

Employment Rate

91.10 21 Mar 89.3 83.7 : 92.8 Quarterly Mar/21

Exports

354642.41 21 Mar 307758 244067 : 796371 Quarterly

External Debt

13626.63 20 Dec 13635 8843 : 14754 Quarterly

Food Inflation

4.60 21 Jul 3.6 0.1 : 35 Monthly

Foreign Direct Investment

50.60 21 Mar 50.59 22.1 : 274 Quarterly

Foreign Exchange Reserves

4041.61 21 Jul 4070 0 : 4130 Monthly

GDP

13.81 20 Dec 15.83 0.7 : 15.83 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-6.70 21 Mar -8.3 -18.4 : 4.3 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

178352.00 21 Mar 180574 160780 : 197012 Quarterly

GDP From Agriculture

14777.00 21 Mar 12798 7631 : 15745 Quarterly

GDP From Construction

16143.00 21 Mar 15831 10766 : 18118 Quarterly

GDP From Manufacturing

16519.00 21 Mar 16730 14506 : 23548 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

3716.00 21 Mar 3443 3161 : 8526 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

22859.00 21 Mar 23802 22427 : 25935 Quarterly

GDP From Services

31677.00 21 Mar 31991 28377 : 36733 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

18734.00 21 Mar 19130 13697 : 23461 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

5746.00 21 Mar 5549 4158 : 6618 Quarterly

GDP Growth Rate

0.60 21 Mar 0.9 -15.6 : 8.5 Quarterly Mar/21

GDP Per Capita Ppp

8741.55 20 Dec 9777 8592 : 10246 Yearly

GDP per capita

4357.96 20 Dec 4874 3479 : 5379 Yearly

Gasoline Prices

1.00 21 Aug 1.01 0.37 : 1.2 Monthly

Government Budget

-3.90 20 Dec 1.4 -6.72 : 1.4 Yearly

Government Debt

2221653.29 21 Jul 2162476 1970612 : 2234350 Monthly

Government Debt to GDP

110.10 20 Dec 94.8 70.5 : 212 Yearly Dec/20

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 164347 60356 : 175378 Quarterly

Imports

1089040.00 20 Sep 984355 395093 : 2437559 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

5.30 21 Jul 4.4 1.6 : 26.49 Monthly Jul/21

Inflation Rate Mom

1.50 21 Jul 0.7 -1.6 : 3.3 Monthly

Interest Rate

0.50 21 Aug 0.5 0.5 : 33 Daily Aug/21

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 6576 1258 : 6790 Quarterly

Labor Force Participation Rate

62.80 21 Mar 62 61.3 : 65.6 Quarterly Mar/21

Military Expenditure

247.00 20 Dec 265 63.2 : 265 Yearly

Money Supply M1

354014.40 21 Jun 360966 8893 : 360966 Monthly

Money Supply M2

735982.80 21 Jun 741000 23140 : 741000 Monthly

Money Supply M3

0 21 Jun 983298 26227 : 983298 Monthly

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 21 Dec 25 25 : 35 Yearly

Population

2.96 20 Dec 2.73 1.63 : 2.96 Yearly Dec/20

Private Sector Credit

1108195.00 21 Jun 1087185 62001 : 1108195 Monthly

Remittances

2905.00 20 Dec 2406 968 : 2905 Yearly

Sales Tax Rate

15.00 21 Dec 16.5 15 : 17.5 Yearly

Social Security Rate

19.50 21 Dec 19.25 18 : 19.5 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.25 21 Dec 12.25 11.5 : 12.25 Yearly

Social Security Rate For Employees

7.25 21 Dec 7 6.5 : 7.25 Yearly

Stock Market

405934.80 21 Sep 405302 1296 : 528380 Daily

Terrorism Index

0 19 Dec 0.47 0 : 1.09 Yearly

Tourist Arrivals

90164.00 20 Dec 49413 0 : 487651 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

116100.00 21 Mar 137800 96700 : 215100 Quarterly Mar/21

Unemployment Rate

8.90 21 Mar 10.7 7.2 : 16.5 Quarterly Mar/21

Youth Unemployment Rate

19.00 21 Mar 25.3 16.3 : 37 Quarterly Mar/21
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -791489.00 -1415000 -1415000 -1202000 -1195000 -1200000 Sep/20
CPI Transportation 104.20 104 106 108 104 109
Capital Flows 113.80 -100 -170 -170 -110 -230
Central Bank Balance Sheet 1047373.00 940000 955000 955000 953000 860000
Consumer Price Index Cpi 111.40 284 113 114 110 118
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Cpi Housing Utilities 110.50 279 117 114 109 116
Currency 147.00 149 150 151 148 152
Current Account -46.10 -160 -80 -80 -400 -200
Current Account to GDP 0.20 -2.5 -3.2 -3.2 -2.5 -3.2 Dec/20
Deposit Interest Rate 2.50 4.45 3.25 3.25 2.75 3.5
Employed Persons 1194800.00 1230000 1215000 1215000 1230000 1250000 Mar/21
Employment Rate 91.10 91.9 91.3 91.3 91.5 92 Mar/21
Exports 354642.41 488000 525000 525000 456000 550000
External Debt 13626.63 14100 138400 138400 14100 14377
Food Inflation 4.60 5.1 5.2 4.8 5.3 4.8
Foreign Direct Investment 50.60 180 140 140 170 230
Foreign Exchange Reserves 4041.61 3700 3680 3680 3650 3800
GDP 13.81 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 17
GDP Annual Growth Rate -6.70 1.5 4.9 3.8 5.5 5.5
GDP Constant Prices 178352.00 183283 187091 185129 180543 193363
GDP From Agriculture 14777.00 13315 15501 15339 13445 13704
GDP From Construction 16143.00 14602 16934 16756 15186 16952
GDP From Manufacturing 16519.00 18033 17328 17147 16732 17915
GDP From Mining 3716.00 6121 3898 3857 4044 3687
GDP From Public Administration 22859.00 27396 23979 23728 27124 25488
GDP From Services 31677.00 32471 33229 32881 31123 34257
GDP From Transport 18734.00 22652 19652 19446 19159 20485
GDP From Utilities 5746.00 6641 6028 5964 6115 5942
GDP Growth Rate 0.60 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.4 Mar/21
GDP Per Capita Ppp 8741.55 9490 9490 9490 9490 9560
GDP per capita 4357.96 4650 4650 4650 4650 4800
Gasoline Prices 1.00 0.9 0.86 0.82 0.95 0.77
Government Budget -3.90 -1.5 0.3 0.3 -1.5 0.3
Government Debt 2221653.29 2050000 1990000 1990000 2100000 2000000
Government Debt to GDP 110.10 102 90 90 102 90 Dec/20
Imports 1089040.00 1690000 1058000 1058000 1630000 1750000
Inflation Rate 5.30 4 4.2 4.2 4 4.5 Jul/21
Inflation Rate Mom 1.50 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3
Interest Rate 0.50 1 1.25 1.25 0.75 1.5 Aug/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.80 64 63.8 63.8 63.5 65 Mar/21
Military Expenditure 247.00 170 200 200 170 200
Money Supply M1 354014.40 259757 258000 258000 252426 295488
Money Supply M2 735982.80 560639 557000 557000 545596 632052
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Population 2.96 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 Dec/20
Private Sector Credit 1108195.00 1074410 1125677 1150306 1104719 1133502
Remittances 2905.00 2300 2300 2300 2300 2400
Sales Tax Rate 15.00 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5
Social Security Rate 19.50 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75
Social Security Rate For Companies 12.25 12 12 12 12 12
Social Security Rate For Employees 7.25 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75
Stock Market 405934.80 389695 382789 376045 396723 362845
Tourist Arrivals 90164.00 60000 80000 80000 50000 175000
Unemployed Persons 116100.00 120000 122000 122000 124000 120000 Mar/21
Unemployment Rate 8.90 8 8 8 8.5 8.9 Mar/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 22 20 20 22.5 19 Mar/21