Sunday October 21 2018
Jamaica - Credit Rating at 23.75


Standard & Poor's credit rating for Jamaica stands at B with positive outlook. Moody's credit rating for Jamaica was last set at B3 with positive outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Jamaica was last reported at B with positive outlook.





Friday October 19 2018
Jamaica Cpi Housing Utilities at 259.10 Index Points


Cpi Housing Utilities in Jamaica increased to 259.10 Index Points in September from 247.70 Index Points in August of 2018.





Friday October 19 2018
Jamaica Cpi Transportation at 215.90 Index Points


The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in Jamaica increased to 215.90 Index Points in September of 2018 from 215.30 Index Points in August of 2018.





Friday October 19 2018
Jamaica Consumer Price Index Cpi at 255.60 Index Points


Consumer Price Index Cpi in Jamaica increased to 255.60 Index Points in September from 252.80 Index Points in August of 2018.





Friday October 19 2018
Jamaica Food Inflation at 4.10 percent


Cost of food in Jamaica increased 4.10 percent in September of 2018 over the same month in the previous year.





Friday October 19 2018
Jamaica Inflation Rate MoM at 1.10 percent


The Consumer Price Index in Jamaica increased 1.10 percent in September of 2018 over the previous month.





Thursday October 18 2018
Jamaica Inflation Rate at 4.30 percent


Consumer prices in Jamaica increased at a much faster pace of 4.3 percent year-on-year in September 2018, following a 3.9 percent jump in the previous month. It was the highest inflation in seven months, mainly explained by a 10.5 percent increase in prices for utilities (vs 8.5 percent in August), as costs of electricity, gas & fuels soared 15.9 percent (vs 12.9 percent). Also, the food & beverages group index climbed 4.1 percent following a 3.6 percent climb in the previous month, with prices of fruits jumping 10.4 percent (vs 9.0 percent). Meantime, prices for health services (1.3 percent), clothing (2.2 percent), transport (3.6 percent), and household appliances (3.6 percent) remained rising below average and at the same rate compared to August. On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.1 percent after climbing 0.9 percent in the previous month.





Thursday October 18 2018
Jamaica Competitiveness Rank at 79.00


Jamaica is the 79 most competitive nation in the world out of 140 countries ranked in the 2018 edition of the Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.





Thursday October 18 2018
Jamaica Competitiveness Index at 57.88 Points


Jamaica scored 57.88 points out of 100 on the 2018 Global Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum.





Tuesday October 16 2018
Jamaica Interest Rate at 2.00 percent


The Bank of Jamaica left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 2.0 percent at its October meeting, saying inflation will be on the 4.0 percent to 6.0 percent target by the March 2019 quarter. Policymakers underscored that inflation has been higher than expected, nudged by currency depreciation, higher oil prices and rising agricultural food prices. Consumer prices in Jamaica increased at a much faster pace of 3.9 percent year-on-year in August 2018, following a 3.2 percent jump in the previous month. It was the highest inflation since March. The bank also noted that real GDP growth, although modest, is accelerating mainly supported by faster credit growth.