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The Latin Macro Watch (LMW) is a macroeconomic and financial database that offers indicators on economic activity, fiscal and external accounts, financial markets, and forecasts. Historical data at monthly, quarterly, and annual frequencies is available starting in 1990 and covers the 26 borrowing members of the Inter-American Development Bank. Users can either view Country Profiles with key macroeconomic indicators or Download Data for analysis.

Country:

Jamaica

 

National Accounts 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
GDP
Real Annual Variations, in % 0.88 0.89 -3.08 -1.44 n/a
US$ Billions 8.93 11.20 12.21 13.42 n/a
National Currency, billions 384.77 699.99 1,080.17 1,173.47 n/a
Consumption
Real Annual Variation, in % n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
% of GDP 88.48 93.04 96.79 96.04 n/a
Investment
Real Annual Variation, in % n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
% of GDP 23.48 26.75 21.02 19.73 n/a
Unemployment Rate
in % n/a 10.90 11.60 12.00 n/a

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago


Price Indices 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
CPI
12-month inflation, end of period 5.97 12.56 10.18 11.77 6.01
NXR bilateral vis a the US
Local currency per US, end of period 45.46 64.67 89.61 85.90 86.76
12-month variation, end of period, in % 10.18 4.56 12.72 -4.14 1.00
RXR bilateral vis a the US
12-month variation, end of period, in % 7.51 -3.95 5.07 -12.94 -1.91
Terms of Trade
12-month variation, period average, in % n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Export Prices
12-month variation, period average, in % 3.51 8.38 -24.40 7.90 n/a
Import Prices
12-month variation, period average, in % 11.14 14.77 -30.07 13.33 n/a

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica , Trinidad and Tobago


Fiscal Accounts 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
Revenues
Real annual variation, in % 3.77 -5.20 -0.91 -5.91 n/a
% of GDP 25.64 25.89 27.20 26.12 n/a
Primary Expenditure
Real annual variation, in % -7.01 -2.50 -6.20 0.47 n/a
Total Expenditure
Real annual variation, in % -6.05 n/a 9.31 -17.17 n/a
% of GDP 26.44 28.81 38.19 32.28 n/a
Interest Payments
% of GDP 10.88 12.25 17.10 10.66 n/a
Primary Balance
% of GDP 10.08 9.33 6.11 4.50 n/a
Overall Balance
% of GDP -0.80 -2.92 -10.99 -6.16 n/a
Public Debt
% of GDP, end of period 82.46 117.81 101.63 126.73 n/a

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago


Balance of payments 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
Current Account Balance
% of GDP -4.11 -9.57 -9.24 -6.96 n/a
Capital Account Balance + errors and omissions
% of GDP 9.98 11.61 8.95 10.25 n/a
Foreign Direct Investment
% of GDP 4.28 5.19 3.93 1.26 n/a
Variation of International Reserves
% of GDP 5.86 2.04 -0.36 3.29 n/a
Trade Balance
% of GDP -21.55 -28.59 -30.79 -28.75 n/a
Exports
% of GDP 17.50 14.86 11.36 10.32 n/a
Imports
% of GDP 39.06 43.45 42.16 39.07 n/a
Total External Debt
% of GDP, end of period 37.80 48.00 54.02 62.50 n/a

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago


Monetary Aggregates 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
Monetary Base
Real annual variation, in % n/a 13.88 2.97 -6.14 1.67
M2
Real annual variation, in % 1.49 -2.49 -6.62 -4.92 -100.00
Total Deposits
Real annual variation, in % 6.31 -3.38 -3.80 -9.97 n/a
% of GDP, end of period 28.43 27.75 26.27 25.08 n/a
Deposit Dollarization
in %, end of period 27.94 37.43 40.14 37.15 n/a
Total Credit
Real annual variation, in % -1.53 -5.27 -0.16 -21.11 n/a
% of GDP, end of period 34.51 33.53 35.38 29.60 n/a
Credit to Private Sector
Real annual variation, in % 3.37 5.07 -8.42 -10.73 n/a
% of GDP, end of period 8.44 15.71 20.83 19.35 n/a
International Reserves
% of GDP, end of period 10.86 18.64 14.17 16.18 n/a
% of M2 43.75 86.87 71.52 81.02 n/a
U$S Dollars 969.52 2,087.43 1,729.35 2,171.41 1,966.11

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica , Trinidad and Tobago


Stock Market 2000 2005 2009 2010 2011
Stock Market Index
Real annual variation, in % 24.23 -17.50 -6.66 -8.16 6.22
EMBI Spreads
Basis points n/a n/a 766.39 419.48 619.68
Interbank Interest Rate
nominal rate, in % 19.34 12.42 8.64 4.14 n/a
Bank Deposit Rate
nominal rate, in % 10.82 7.38 9.03 4.58 3.53
Bank Lending Rate
Nominal rate, in % 22.12 17.32 21.06 20.40 18.03

* CAR-5: Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
** Interest Rate Differential: Lending minus Deposit Rate, in %

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