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Jamaica

Jamaica ( (listen)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola). Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic); the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Arawak and Taíno peoples, the island came under Spanish rule following the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494. Many of the indigenous people were either killed or died of diseases to which they had no immunity, and the Spanish thus forcibly transplanted large numbers of African slaves to Jamaica as labourers. The island remained a possession of Spain until 1655, when England (later Great Britain) conquered it, renaming it Jamaica. Under British colonial rule Jamaica became a leading sugar exporter, with a plantation economy dependent on the African slaves and later their descendants. The British fully emancipated all slaves in 1838, and many freedmen chose ... [More]
  • Last : 377,364.53
  • High : 377,364.53
  • Low : 377,364.53
  • Max Fluctuation : -
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  • Open : -
  • Time : 01:00:58
  • Yesterday : 377,364.53
  • Change % : 0%
  • Change : 0
  • Last : 414,030.13 (JMD)
  • High : 414,030.13
  • Low : 414,030.13
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : -
  • Time : 01:00:58
  • Yesterday : 414,030.13
  • Change % : 0%
  • Change : 0
  • Last : 146.25 (JMD)
  • High : 147.16
  • Low : 146
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : -
  • Time : 20:22:05
  • Yesterday : 146.25
  • Change % : 0%
  • Change : 0
  • Last : 158.355 (JMD)
  • High : 158.544
  • Low : 158.283
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.07
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.06%
  • Open : 158.326
  • Time : 06:21:16
  • Yesterday : 158.399
  • Change % : 0.03%
  • Change : 0.044

Jamaica Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
MXN/JMD Ask 6.4551 6.4525 6.4349 6.4551 0.02 0.33% 2020/05/25 Time 6:28
NOK/JMD Ask 14.61 14.6 14.59 14.63 0.02 0.14% 2020/05/25 Time 6:28
NZD/JMD Ask 89.17 89.1 89.02 89.33 0.06 0.07% 2020/05/25 Time 6:28
SGD/JMD Ask 102.61 102.6 102.57 102.71 0.01 0.01% 2020/05/25 Time 6:28
THB/JMD Ask 4.5796 4.5782 4.5782 4.5861 0.01 0.17% 2020/05/25 Time 6:28

Jamaica Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
JSE Market 377364.53 - 377364.53 377364.53 0.00 0.00% 2020/05/23 Time 1:00
JSE All Jamaican Composite 414030.13 - 414030.13 414030.13 0.00 0.00% 2020/05/23 Time 1:00

Jamaica Stocks

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
AMG Packaging Paper 1.8 - 1.8 1.8 0.00 0.00% 2020/04/23 Time 2:55
Derrimon Trading 2.1 - 2.1 2.1 0.00 0.00% 2020/04/23 Time 2:55
General Accident Insurance 5 - 5 5 0.00 0.00% 2020/04/23 Time 2:55
Honey Bun 1982 5 - 5 5 0.00 0.00% 2020/04/23 Time 2:55
Lasco Distributors 2.97 - 2.97 2.97 0.00 0.00% 2020/04/23 Time 2:55

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-1147417.65 19 Sep -1176306 -1682375 : -121925 Quarterly Sep/19

CPI Transportation

212.90 20 Mar 212 100 : 217 Monthly

Capital Flows

-489.68 19 Dec -87.2 -689 : 2188 Quarterly Dec/19

Central Bank Balance Sheet

846555.00 20 Mar 790307 146770 : 846555 Monthly Mar/20

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 57.88 3.76 : 58.25 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 79 67 : 107 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

268.80 20 Mar 270 60.9 : 271 Monthly Mar/20

Coronavirus Cases

0 20 May 529 1 : 529 Daily May/20

Coronavirus Deaths

0 20 May 9 0 : 9 Daily May/20

Coronavirus Recovered

0 20 May 171 0 : 171 Daily May/20

Corporate Tax Rate

25.00 20 Dec 25 25 : 33.33 Yearly Dec/20

Corruption Index

0 19 Dec 44 30 : 44 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 19 Dec 70 45 : 99 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

261.40 20 Mar 266 96.3 : 266 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 20 May : Monthly 33

Currency

143.67 20 May 144 114 : 146 Daily

Current Account

-20.56 19 Dec -142 -536 : 153 Quarterly Dec/19

Current Account to GDP

-2.80 18 Dec -2.6 -20.4 : -1.2 Yearly Dec/18

Deposit Interest Rate

3.20 18 Dec 3.7 3.2 : 36.4 Yearly Dec/18

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 75 65 : 94 Yearly

Employed Persons

1269100.00 20 Mar 1248400 1098700 : 1269100 Quarterly Mar/20

Employment Rate

92.70 20 Mar 92.8 83.7 : 92.8 Quarterly Mar/20

Exports

386061.26 19 Sep 474310 244067 : 796371 Quarterly Sep/19

External Debt

14071.76 19 Dec 14041 8783 : 14754 Quarterly Dec/19

Food Inflation

6.90 20 Mar 8.2 0.1 : 35 Monthly Mar/20

Foreign Direct Investment

148.00 19 Dec 169 68.7 : 274 Quarterly Dec/19

Foreign Exchange Reserves

3465.10 20 Mar 3372 0 : 3971 Monthly Mar/20

GDP

15.72 18 Dec 14.78 0.7 : 15.72 Yearly Dec/18

GDP Annual Growth Rate

0.00 19 Dec 0.6 -4.6 : 4.3 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP Constant Prices

197013.00 19 Dec 191302 163584 : 197086 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP From Agriculture

13804.00 19 Dec 12454 7631 : 15745 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP From Construction

14944.00 19 Dec 13495 11454 : 18118 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP From Manufacturing

16870.00 19 Dec 17710 14664 : 23548 Quarterly

GDP From Mining

3235.00 19 Dec 4791 3161 : 8526 Quarterly

GDP From Public Administration

23719.00 19 Dec 25660 22427 : 25935 Quarterly

GDP From Services

34984.00 19 Dec 32015 30200 : 36733 Quarterly

GDP From Transport

21367.00 19 Dec 21362 13697 : 23461 Quarterly

GDP From Utilities

6111.00 19 Dec 6233 4158 : 6618 Quarterly

GDP Growth Rate

-0.50 19 Dec -0.2 -1.8 : 2.1 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP Per Capita Ppp

8265.60 18 Dec 8154 7301 : 8706 Yearly

GDP per capita

4841.65 18 Dec 4776 3473 : 5371 Yearly

Gasoline Prices

0.86 20 Apr 0.93 0.37 : 1.2 Monthly Apr/20

Government Budget

0.10 18 Dec -0.1 -6.72 : 0.7 Yearly Dec/18

Government Debt

2008086.00 20 Mar 2005048 1970612 : 2158846 Monthly Mar/20

Government Debt to GDP

103.30 17 Dec 121 70.5 : 212 Yearly Dec/17

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 164347 60356 : 175378 Quarterly

Imports

1533478.91 19 Sep 1650616 395093 : 2437559 Quarterly Sep/19

Inflation Rate

4.80 20 Mar 6 1.6 : 26.49 Monthly Mar/20

Inflation Rate Mom

-0.30 20 Mar 0.7 -1.1 : 3.3 Monthly Mar/20

Interest Rate

0.50 20 May 0.5 0.5 : 33 Daily May/20

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 6576 1258 : 6790 Quarterly

Labor Force Participation Rate

64.50 19 Dec 65.2 61.7 : 65.5 Quarterly Dec/19

Military Expenditure

201.00 18 Dec 144 60.8 : 201 Yearly

Money Supply M1

0 19 May 256591 26565 : 258036 Monthly May/19

Money Supply M2

0 19 May 551952 79732 : 560700 Monthly May/19

Personal Income Tax Rate

30.00 20 Dec 30 25 : 35 Yearly Dec/20

Population

2.73 19 Dec 2.73 1.63 : 2.73 Yearly Dec/19

Private Sector Credit

996209.34 20 Feb 989083 62001 : 996209 Monthly Feb/20

Remittances

2415.10 19 Dec 2346 968 : 2415 Yearly Dec/19

Sales Tax Rate

16.50 20 Dec 16.5 16.5 : 17.5 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate

18.75 20 Dec 18.75 18 : 18.75 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate For Companies

12.00 20 Dec 12 11.5 : 12 Yearly Dec/20

Social Security Rate For Employees

6.75 20 Dec 6.75 6.5 : 6.75 Yearly Dec/20

Stock Market

374604.22 20 May 374604 1296 : 528380 Daily

Terrorism Index

0 18 Dec 1.09 0 : 1.09 Yearly

Tourist Arrivals

487391.00 19 Dec 328919 102095 : 487651 Monthly

Unemployed Persons

100400.00 20 Mar 96700 96700 : 215100 Quarterly Mar/20

Unemployment Rate

7.30 20 Mar 7.2 7.2 : 16.5 Quarterly Mar/20

Youth Unemployment Rate

18.00 19 Dec 17.3 17.3 : 37 Quarterly Dec/19
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -1147417.65 -1185000 -1415000 -1160000 -1140000 -1495000 Sep/19
CPI Transportation 212.90 223 223 220 223 232
Capital Flows -489.68 -90 -80 -110 -100 -100 Dec/19
Central Bank Balance Sheet 846555.00 672000 672000 672000 670000 670858 Mar/20
Consumer Price Index Cpi 268.80 277 282 280 270 293 Mar/20
Corporate Tax Rate 25.00 25 25 25 25 25 Dec/20
Cpi Housing Utilities 261.40 263 265 277 261 275
Currency 143.67 146 148 149 145 152
Current Account -20.56 -140 -150 -90 -130 -120 Dec/19
Current Account to GDP -2.80 -2.3 -2.3 -2.5 -2.3 -2.5 Dec/18
Deposit Interest Rate 3.20 3.2 3.95 3.2 3.2 4.45 Dec/18
Employed Persons 1269100.00 1246000 1250000 1250000 1243000 1250000 Mar/20
Employment Rate 92.70 93.5 93.6 93.4 93.3 93.2 Mar/20
Exports 386061.26 425000 385000 470000 450000 395000 Sep/19
External Debt 14071.76 13700 13700 13700 13800 14377 Dec/19
Food Inflation 6.90 7.1 6.3 6.1 7.4 5.1 Mar/20
Foreign Direct Investment 148.00 230 290 290 200 290 Dec/19
Foreign Exchange Reserves 3465.10 3550 3600 3600 3500 3700 Mar/20
GDP 15.72 15.8 14.11 16.2 14.11 15.24 Dec/18
GDP Annual Growth Rate 0.00 -4.6 -2.8 0.9 -4.2 1.8 Dec/19
GDP Constant Prices 197013.00 186976 186019 193100 192824 189368 Dec/19
GDP From Agriculture 13804.00 12162 12099 12560 14961 12317 Dec/19
GDP From Construction 14944.00 13185 13117 13616 12341 13353 Dec/19
GDP From Manufacturing 16870.00 17302 17213 17868 16151 17523
GDP From Mining 3235.00 4677 4653 4830 5152 4737
GDP From Public Administration 23719.00 25070 24942 25891 23915 25390
GDP From Services 34984.00 31279 31119 32303 32835 31679
GDP From Transport 21367.00 20879 20773 21563 21544 21147
GDP From Utilities 6111.00 6090 6058 6289 6076 6168
GDP Growth Rate -0.50 -0.8 0.3 0.7 -2 0.9 Dec/19
GDP Per Capita Ppp 8265.60 8450 8450 7852 7852 7691
GDP per capita 4841.65 5200 5200 5350 5200 5350
Gasoline Prices 0.86 0.84 0.8 0.76 0.88 0.72 Apr/20
Government Budget 0.10 -3.5 -3.5 -2.5 -3.5 -2.5 Dec/18
Government Debt 2008086.00 2080000 2060000 2060000 2068000 2050000 Mar/20
Government Debt to GDP 103.30 120 120 118 120 118 Dec/17
Imports 1533478.91 1610000 1800000 1630000 1590000 1890000 Sep/19
Inflation Rate 4.80 4.7 4.2 4 4.5 4 Mar/20
Inflation Rate Mom -0.30 0.3 1.3 1.3 0.5 1.3 Mar/20
Interest Rate 0.50 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.5 May/20
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.50 64.8 65.3 65.5 64.5 65.7 Dec/19
Military Expenditure 201.00 170 170 170 170 170
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30 30 30 30 30 Dec/20
Population 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 2.73 Dec/19
Private Sector Credit 996209.34 912502 928157 963488 890401 944864 Feb/20
Remittances 2415.10 2100 2100 2300 2100 2300 Dec/19
Sales Tax Rate 16.50 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 Dec/20
Social Security Rate 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 18.75 Dec/20
Social Security Rate For Companies 12.00 12 12 12 12 12 Dec/20
Social Security Rate For Employees 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 6.75 Dec/20
Stock Market 374604.22 360669 353889 347221 367562 333885
Tourist Arrivals 487391.00 325000 485000 460000 290000 490000
Unemployed Persons 100400.00 99500 98000 98000 99000 100000 Mar/20
Unemployment Rate 7.30 9.2 9.6 9.8 8.7 9.2 Mar/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.00 17.8 17.7 17.8 18 17.9 Dec/19