Source
Central bank

Bank of Jamaica

International Reserves

US$ 2.282 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 15.569 billion (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

25.317 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1.3% 1% 3.5% 1.4% 1.1% 3% 1.4% -0.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-3.1% -1.4% 1.5% 1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 5,657 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$9,199 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.06% 0.06% 0.04% 0.03% 0.03%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 5.8% 
  • industry: 29.5% 
  • services: 64.7% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
9.6%(2008) 12.6% 7.5% 6.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
11.4% 12.4% 12.8%(2009) 13%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
126.4% 139.5% 141.4% 139% 145.9%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-7.4% -11% -6.4% -6.5% -8.3%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B-

Moody's rating: B3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$6.201 billion US$6.626 billion US$7.223 billion
Largest companies in Jamaica

N/A