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

1211, 2018

Overseas Headlines- November 12, 2018

Date: November 12, 2018 United States: Fed Risks Backlash Reining in Economy Congress Wants to Rev Up The guardian of the punch bowl is at risk of becoming the punching bag. The Federal Reserve continued

811, 2018

FOMC votes to maintain target range

November 08, 2018   Based on the latest information received by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) since September, the FOMC has noticed strengthening in the labour market coinciding with rising economic activity. Based on

811, 2018

Gas Price Movement- November 08, 2018

Brent Oil Brent oil prices decreased by 1.92% or US$1.40, as prices declined this week. Oil traded on November 08, 2018 at a price of US$71.49 per barrel relative to US$72.89 last week. Brent oil

811, 2018

Net International Reserves- October 2018

November 08, 2018   Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$2,925.33 million as at October 2018, reflecting a decrease of US$101.39 million relative to the US$3,026.72 million reported as at the end of September 2018

611, 2018

Overseas Headlines- November 06, 2018

Date: November 06, 2018 United States:  U.S. Futures Slip With European Stocks; Oil Drops: Markets Wrap It was a mixed picture across global stock markets on Tuesday, with investors showing some caution as they await

211, 2018

Government Operations Results for September 2018

Date: November 02, 2018 Government Operations Results for September 2018 For the period of April 2018 to September 2018, the GOJ reported Total Revenues & Grants of $294.17 billion, $7.70 billion more than the Government’s

111, 2018

Gas Price Movement – November 01, 2018

Brent Oil Brent oil prices decreased by 2.66% or US$2.04, as prices declined this week. Oil traded on November 01, 2018 at a price of US$74.66 per barrel relative to US$76.70 last week. Brent oil

111, 2018

Overseas Headlines- November 1, 2018

Date: November 1, 2018 United States: U.S. Productivity Posts Best Back-to-Back Quarters Since 2015 Productivity gains in the U.S. posted the best back-to-back quarters since 2015, echoing a pickup in economic growth and offering some

3110, 2018

Overseas Headlines- October 31, 2018

Date: October 31, 2018 United States: Treasury Lifts Long-Term Debt Sales for Fourth Straight Quarter The U.S. Treasury Department will raise the amount of long-term debt it sells to $83 billion this quarter, again concentrating

3010, 2018

Overseas Headlines- October 30, 2018

Date: October 30, 2018 United States: U.S. Plans More China Tariffs If Trump-Xi Meeting Fails, Sources Say The U.S. is preparing to announce by early December tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports if talks next month

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional –Apr-Aug 2018 Budget – Apr-Aug 2018
Revenue & Grants 229,972.3 223,796.5
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -13,305.2 -25,422.0
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 42,090.10 34,300.50