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Barbados

Barbados ( (listen) or ) is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13°N of the equator. It is about 168 km (104 mi) east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 180 km (110 mi) south-east of Martinique and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown. Inhabited by Kalinago people since the 13th century, and prior to that by other Amerindians, Barbados was visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown. It first appeared in a Spanish map in 1511.The Portuguese Empire claimed the island between 1532 and 1536, but later abandoned it in 1620; with their only remnants being an introduction of wild boars for a good supply of meat whenever the ... [More]
  • Last : 8,798
  • High : 9,078.9
  • Low : 8,673.9
  • Max Fluctuation : 131.5
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.29%
  • Open : 9,017.7
  • Time : 07:29:09
  • Yesterday : 9,009.3
  • Change % : 2.4%
  • Change : 211.3
  • Last : 1,729.3 (BBD)
  • High : 1,734.84
  • Low : 1,726.22
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.48
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.08%
  • Open : 1,734.84
  • Time : 07:30:48
  • Yesterday : 1,735.17
  • Change % : 0.34%
  • Change : 5.87
  • Last : 33.39 (BBD)
  • High : 33.42
  • Low : 32.55
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.26
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.36%
  • Open : 33.42
  • Time : 07:30:48
  • Yesterday : 33.41
  • Change % : 0.06%
  • Change : 0.02
  • Last : 0.9185 (BBD)
  • High : 0.9185
  • Low : 0.9168
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.9182
  • Time : 07:29:04
  • Yesterday : 0.9179
  • Change % : 0.07%
  • Change : 0.0006

Barbados Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
CAD/BBD Ask 1.4578 1.4577 1.4567 1.459 0.00 0.10% 2020/05/25 Time 7:28
CNY/BBD Ask 0.2858 0.2859 0.2858 0.2859 0.00 0.10% 2020/05/25 Time 7:28
CHF/BBD Ask 2.0994 2.0992 2.0988 2.1005 0.00 0.05% 2020/05/25 Time 7:28
NZD/BBD Ask 1.244 1.2441 1.2418 1.2461 0.00 0.06% 2020/05/25 Time 7:28
AUD/BBD Ask 1.3329 1.3331 1.3314 1.3359 0.00 0.05% 2020/05/25 Time 7:28

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-209584.30 20 Mar -185857 -287863 : 32282 Monthly Mar/20

Bank Lending Rate

0 20 Mar 4 0 : 14.5 Monthly Mar/20

CPI Transportation

0 20 Jan 190 142 : 202 Monthly

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 4.19 4.19 : 58.9 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 72 41 : 77 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

198.10 20 Jan 200 98.2 : 200 Monthly Jan/20

Coronavirus Cases

0 20 Mar 14 2 : 17 Daily

Coronavirus Deaths

0 20 Mar 0 0 : 0 Daily

Coronavirus Recovered

0 20 Mar 0 0 : 0 Daily

Corporate Tax Rate

5.50 20 Dec 5.5 5.5 : 30 Yearly Dec/20

Corruption Index

0 19 Dec 68 61 : 78 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 19 Dec 25 15 : 31 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 20 Jan 164 140 : 172 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 20 May : Monthly 22

Crude Oil Production

0 20 Jan 1 0.77 : 1.9 Monthly Jan/20

Current Account

-180.20 19 Dec -403 -1101 : -180 Yearly Dec/19

Current Account to GDP

-1.70 19 Dec -4 -11.8 : -1.7 Yearly Dec/19

Deposit Interest Rate

0.15 18 Dec 0.19 0.15 : 8.83 Yearly Dec/18

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 129 115 : 132 Yearly

Employed Persons

0 19 Dec 129 89 : 137 Quarterly Dec/19

Exports

0 20 Mar 82224 12886 : 175778 Monthly Mar/20

Food Inflation

11.70 20 Jan 12.4 -2.4 : 17.08 Monthly Jan/20

Foreign Exchange Reserves

0 20 Mar 1526772 127861 : 1565939 Monthly Mar/20

GDP

4.70 19 Dec 5.15 0.09 : 5.15 Yearly Dec/19

GDP Annual Growth Rate

-0.10 19 Dec -0.4 -7 : 7.9 Yearly Dec/19

GDP Per Capita Ppp

16839.00 17 Dec 16698 12529 : 17091 Yearly

GDP per capita

17949.28 18 Dec 17432 1275 : 17949 Yearly

Government Budget

-1.40 18 Dec -4.2 -11.8 : -1.3 Yearly Dec/18

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 41808 26619 : 76537 Quarterly

Imports

0 20 Mar 268081 44472 : 362132 Monthly Mar/20

Industrial Production

-6.50 19 Mar 0.7 -16.96 : 11.69 Monthly

Inflation Rate

7.70 20 Jan 7.2 -2.6 : 11.2 Monthly Jan/20

Interest Rate

2.00 20 Apr 7 2 : 18 Monthly Apr/20

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 5823 1031 : 6710 Quarterly

Labor Force Participation Rate

0 17 Jun 65.5 14.1 : 70.6 Quarterly Jun/17

Manufacturing Production

0 19 Mar 1.7 -21.1 : 19.1 Monthly

Mining Production

0 19 Mar -14.5 -54.9 : 92.5 Monthly

Personal Income Tax Rate

40.00 20 Dec 40 33.5 : 40 Yearly Dec/20

Sales Tax Rate

17.50 20 Dec 17.5 15 : 17.5 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate

23.85 20 Dec 23.85 21.35 : 23.85 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.75 20 Dec 12.75 11.25 : 12.75 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate For Employees

11.10 20 Dec 11.1 10.1 : 11.1 Yearly Dec/20

Tourist Arrivals

36861.00 19 Sep 50757 11259 : 72951 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

12.30 19 Dec 13.5 0 : 19.1 Quarterly Dec/19

Unemployment Rate

8.90 19 Dec 9.5 7.6 : 13.2 Quarterly Dec/19
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -209584.30 -200018 -200023 -200020 -200026 -200020 Mar/20
Consumer Price Index Cpi 198.10 208 211 209 202 220 Jan/20
Corporate Tax Rate 5.50 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 Dec/20
Current Account -180.20 -350 -350 -300 -350 -300 Dec/19
Current Account to GDP -1.70 -3.7 -3.7 -3.5 -3.7 -3.5 Dec/19
Deposit Interest Rate 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 0.15 Dec/18
Food Inflation 11.70 10.5 5.5 9.2 11.3 5.5 Jan/20
GDP 4.70 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.45 Dec/19
GDP Annual Growth Rate -0.10 -7.8 -7.8 1.5 -7.8 1.5 Dec/19
GDP Per Capita Ppp 16839.00 17900 17900 16095 16095 16079
GDP per capita 17949.28 18700 18700 19200 18700 19200
Government Budget -1.40 -5 -5 -4.5 -5 -4.5 Dec/18
Industrial Production -6.50 -2.7 -2.4 -2.4 -2.7 -2.4
Inflation Rate 7.70 6.1 5.7 5.3 6.5 4.1 Jan/20
Interest Rate 2.00 2 2 2 2 2 Apr/20
Personal Income Tax Rate 40.00 40 40 40 40 40 Dec/20
Sales Tax Rate 17.50 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 Dec/20
Social Security Rate 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85 23.85 Dec/20
Social Security Rate For Companies 12.75 12.75 12.75 12.75 12.75 12.75 Dec/20
Social Security Rate For Employees 11.10 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 Dec/20
Tourist Arrivals 36861.00 38000 69000 70000 46000 73000
Unemployed Persons 12.30 17.2 18 18 16.8 17.5 Dec/19
Unemployment Rate 8.90 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.7 10.3 Dec/19