Economic Highlights 2017-09-16T16:03:33+00:00

2102, 2018

Overseas Headlines – February 21,2018

February 21,2018. United States:  U.S. Stocks Fall With Treasuries, Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap U.S. stocks halted a six-day rally as disappointing results from Walmart Inc. weighed on major indexes as the dollar pushed higher. Treasuries

2002, 2018

USA Monthly Economic Review

Date: February 20, 2018 Please click below to view January 2018's USA Monthly Economic Review. USA Economic Review - January 2018 The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however

2002, 2018

Monthly Economic Review – February 20,2018

February 20,2018 Please click below to view December 2017's Economic Review. Monthly Economic Review - January 2018 The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however its accuracy and completeness

2002, 2018

Overseas Headlines – February 20,2018

February 20,2018 United States: Dollar Rises With Treasury Yields; Stocks Struggle: Markets Wrap Treasuries fell, with investors driving the benchmark yield up to the highest level in four years, as the dollar advanced with oil

1902, 2018

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes summary

February 19, 2019 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in one of its latest release reported an increase in both US import and export indexes. U.S. import prices increased 1.0% in January, albeit at a

1902, 2018

Overseas Headlines – February 19,2018

February 19,2018 United States: U.S. Treasury Official Says Economists Lowballing Tax-Cut Impact Economists are underestimating how rapidly the U.S. economy will grow from tax cuts that are encouraging companies to invest and create jobs, a

1602, 2018

Consumer Price Index- January 2018.

February 16, 2018 The inflation for the month of January 2018 recorded a negligible movement following an upward movement of 0.6% in December 2017, according to The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN). The Consumer Price Index

1602, 2018

Overseas Headlines – February 16,2016

February 16,2016 United States: Selloff Grips Credit Funds as Rate Fears Ripple Through Markets Corporate bond investors finally joined a selloff that has shaken stocks to Treasuries as investors spooked by U.S. interest-rate risk headed

1202, 2018

US: Major work stoppages in 2017

February 12, 2018 In 2017, there were 7 major work stoppages comprising 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. This represents the  second lowest number

802, 2018

Gas Price Movement – February 8, 2018

Gas Price Movement February 8, 2018 Brent Oil Brent oil prices fell by 6.47% or US$4.47, as prices decreased this week. Oil traded on February 8, 2018 at a price of $64.66 per barrel relative

802, 2018

Net International Reserves- January 2018

February 08,2018 Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$3,203.69 million as at January 2018, reflecting a decrease of US$4.93 million relative to the US$3,208.29 million reported as at the end of December 2017 (see figure

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional – Dec 2017 Budget – Dec 2017
Revenue & Grants 390,947.60 376,442.50
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 1,322.00 -22,623.60
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 96,524.10 75,261.60