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

1507, 2019

U.S. PPI for all items increases by 0.1% for June 2019

Date: July 15, 2019 June’s Producer Price Index for final demand recorded a 0.1% increase, seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released on July 12, 2019. Final demand prices

1107, 2019

Gas Price Movement- July 11, 2019

Date: July 11, 2019 Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 5.67% or US$3.59, as prices increased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on July 11, 2019 at a price of US$66.89

1107, 2019

U.S. CPI for all items inches up 0.1% for June 2019

Date: July 11, 2019 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) recorded a 0.1% increase in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in May according to the U.S. Bureau

807, 2019

Net International Reserves- June 2019

Date: July 8, 2019 Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$3,035.31 million as at June 2019, reflecting a decline of US$39.02 million relative to the US$3,074.33 million reported as at the end of May 2019

307, 2019

Government Operations Results for May 2019

Date: July 03, 2019 For the period of April to May 2019, the GOJ reported Total Revenues & Grants of $93.60 billion, $2.31 billion more than the Government’s projection. Furthermore, year over year, this represents

2706, 2019

Monthly Economic Review- May 2019

Date: June 27, 2019 Please see attached Monthly Economic Review. Monthly Economic Review - May 2019 The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however its accuracy and completeness cannot

2706, 2019

Gas Price Movement- June 27, 2019

Date: June 27, 2019 Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 1.63% or US$1.05, as prices increased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on June 27, 2019 at a price of US$65.50

1906, 2019

FOMC maintains federal funds rate

Date: June 19, 2019 Based on the latest information received by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) since May, the FOMC has noticed the labour  market remained strong, whilst economic activity has been rising at

1806, 2019

Consumer Price Index – May 2019

Date: June 18, 2019 Consumer Price Index – May 2019 The consumer price index for the month of May 2019 recorded an inflation rate of 0.8%, following a 0.1% increase in its index for April

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional –Apr-May 2019 Budget – Apr-May 2019
Revenue & Grants 93,603.50 91,291.70
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) -3,041.60 -4,160.60
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 15,343.00 14,806.90