Jamaica: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
International Monetary Fund, Mar 3, 2000 - Business & Economics - 94 pages
The paper suggests steps to improve the efficiency of the foreign exchange market in Jamaica, and to promote its development. The financial system in Jamaica has undergone significant improvements. The most pressing problem continues to be inadequate liquidity. The results of various approaches and indicators employed to assess the competitiveness of the economy is presented. The paper discusses the social protection programs and assesses the scope to strengthen them. The statistical data on the economic indices of Jamaica are also presented in the paper.
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1999 In millions Agriculture Alumina Bank of Jamaica banking system Bauxite CARICOM central government certiﬁcates of deposit commercial banks compensation per worker Construction domestic assets domestic production end of period estimates and projections exchange rate Exports ﬁnancing Food and beverages Foreign Fuel Fund staff estimates Fund staﬁ GDP deﬂator Gross Domestic Product Guyana Healthcare and personal household supplies indicators Institute of Jamaica International Monetary Fund investment investment bonds Jamaica dollars labor force labor productivity Labor share loans Memorandum items millions of Jamaica millions of U.S. Mining and quarrying Nonbauxite nonfactor services Open market operations Percent change percent of GDP personal expenses Prel price index private sector proﬁts Proj public sector ratio Real labor compensation Real output registered stocks reserves revenue share in value Sources Statistical Institute Table tonnes tourism tradable Trade Transport Treasury bills Trinidad and Tobago U.S. dollars unit labor costs value added value-added deﬂator