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

1311, 2019

U.S. CPI inches up 0.4% for October 2019

November 13, 2019 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4% for October after being unchanged in September, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated. The all

811, 2019

Overseas Headlines-November 08, 2019

Date: November 08, 2019 United States: U.S. Says Phase-One China Deal Would Include Tariff Rollback The U.S. and China have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in stages as negotiations continue over

711, 2019

Net International Reserves- October 2019

Date: November 7, 2019 Net International Reserves- October 2019 Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$3,169.57 million as at October 2019, reflecting an increase of US$71.52 million relative to the US$3,098.05 million reported as at

711, 2019

Gas Price Movement – November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019   Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 3.72% or US$2.24, as prices decreased this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on November 07, 2019 at a price of US$62.47

411, 2019

Government Operations Results for September 2019

Date: November 04, 2019 For the period of April to September 2019, the GOJ reported Total Revenues & Grants of $313.95 billion, $3.58 billion more than the Government’s projection. Furthermore, year over year, this represents

411, 2019

Euro area unemployment at 7.5%, EU28 at 6.3%

November 4, 2019 According to the latest report published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, “the euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.5% in September 2019, stable in August 2019 and

111, 2019

AFS reports 29% decline in six months net profits

November 1, 2019. Access Financial Services Limited (AFS) for the six months ended September 30, 2019 reported $830.75 million in total interest income, a 6% increase relative to the $787.27 million recorded in 2018. Of

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Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional –Apr-Sep 2019 Budget – Apr-Sep 2019
Revenue & Grants 313,947.00 310,367.70
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 14,396.00 6,138.60
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 80,671.30 75,043.60