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

1501, 2019

Overseas Headlines- January 15, 2019

United States: U.S. Will Fail to Release Key Economic Report at Critical Moment The U.S. growth outlook hangs more than ever on American consumers’ resilience amid stock-market swoons and trade-war tensions, but key data on

1401, 2019

U.S. Consumer Price Index- December 2018

Date: January 14, 2019 The Bureau of Labour Statistics reported that, “the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in November.

1401, 2019

Overseas Headlines- January 14, 2019

Date: January 14, 2019 United States: Stocks Fall, Bonds Climb as China Data Disappoints: Markets Wrap U.S. equity futures followed stocks in Europe and Asia lower on Monday as China trade data showed a worse-than-expected

1101, 2019

U.S. Job Openings and Labor Turnover – November 2018

Date: January 11, 2019 The Bureau of Labour Statistics reported that, “the number of job openings fell to 6.9 million on the last business day of November.” In addition, “over the month, hires edged down

1101, 2019

Overseas Headlines- January 11, 2019

Date: January 11, 2019  United States: U.S. Shutdown Could Hit Labor, Capex Numbers, Pimco Says About that U.S. shutdown. “It’s only a matter of time before we start to see this in the real economy,”

1001, 2019

Gas Price Movement- January 10, 2019

Date: January 10, 2019 Brent Oil Brent oil prices increased by 9.12% or US$5.10, as prices climbed this week relative to the prior week. Oil traded on January 10, 2019 at a price of US$61.05

1001, 2019

Overseas Headlines- January 10, 2019

Date: January 10, 2019 United States: U.S. Pushes China on Promises After ‘In-Depth’ Trade Meetings The Trump administration is pushing for a way to make sure China delivers on its commitments in any deal the

901, 2019

Euro area unemployment at 7.9% in November 2018

Date: January 09, 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 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in

801, 2019

Net International Reserves- December 2018

Date: January 8, 2018  Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) totaled US$3,005.41 million as at December 2018, reflecting an increase of US$106.35 million relative to the US$2,899.06 million reported as at the end of November 2018

801, 2019

Overseas Headlines- January 8, 2019

Date: January 8, 2019  United States: U.S.-China Talks Near Close With Positive Signs From Both Sides Chinese authorities planned to give a statement following the latest round of U.S. trade talks on Tuesday in Beijing,

Net International Reserves

Unemployment Rate

Monthly Inflation Rate

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Central Government Operations

J$ Millions Provisional –Apr-Nov 2018 Budget – Apr-Nov 2018
Revenue & Grants 381,475.30 373,379.30
Fiscal Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 1,279.30 -12,566.50
Primary Balance (Surplus +/ Deficit -) 83,188.10 71,153.40