Economic Highlights 2017-09-16T16:03:33-05:00

2010, 2020

Monthly inflation rate of 0.2% for September 2020

October 20, 2020 Consumer Price Index – September 2020 The consumer price index for September 2020 was 106.1 resulting in an inflation rate of 0.2%, an increase when compared to the previous month’s 105.9 price

810, 2020

Revenues Up for April to September

October 8, 2020 Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says preliminary numbers for the six-month period ending September 30 show that overall revenues were $8 billion or 3% higher

610, 2020

U.S. Goods and Services Deficit was $67.1 billion in August

October 06, 2020 The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated that, “the goods and services deficit was $67.1 billion in August, up $3.7 billion from $63.4 billion in July, revised.” August exports was $171.9 billion, which was more

510, 2020

USA Unemployment Rate Fell to 7.9% in September

October 5, 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment climbed 661,000 in September, as the unemployment rate fell to 7.9%, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS). The improved performance was due

510, 2020

EU second quarter €82.9 billion current account surplus.

October 5, 2020 According to Eurostat's recent report, the EU second quarter of 2020, seasonally adjusted current account balance recorded a €82.9 billion surplus, which is 2.7% of GDP. This represents an increase of €30

210, 2020

Euro area annual inflation down to 0.3%

October 2, 2020 According to Eurostat flash estimate, “Euro area annual inflation is expected to be -0.3% in September 2020, down from -0.2% in August.” It was noted that the main components of the estimate

210, 2020

Government Operations Results for August 2020

October 2, 2020 Government Operations Results for August 2020 For the period of April to August 2020, the GOJ reported Total Revenues & Grants of $200.06 billion, $5.81 billion more than the Government’s projection. This

210, 2020

Overseas Headlines – October 2, 2020

United States: U.S. Jobs Rise Less Than Forecast as Economic Rebound Downshifts “U.S. job gains slowed in September by more than half from the prior month, missing forecasts and suggesting the economic recovery is downshifting

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional – April-August 2020 Budget – April-August 2020
Revenue & Grants 200,057.20 194,249.50
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -70,994.90 -77,465.30
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -16,331.00 -20,397.30