CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

External Debt Outstanding (EC$ Mn) External Debt Outstanding (% of Country's GDP)
             
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
             
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 21,745.3 21,290.0 20,959.8
The Bahamas 1,040.0 1,025.6 1,014.2
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. 20,705.3 20,264.4 19,945.6 40.6 38.2 35.8
MDCs 18,008.7 17,021.3 16,520.2 41.8 38.1 35.3
Barbados 959.0 1,004.4 1,122.7 16.1 15.8 16.7
Guyana 4,039.2 3,229.7 3,152.8 200.6 166.6 171.4
Jamaica 8,849.5 8,927.3 8,165.1 45.7 45.0 41.2
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago 4,161.0 3,859.9 4,079.7 26.4 23.3 22.2
LDCs 2,696.6 3,243.1 3,425.4 33.9 38.5 38.1
Belize 649.9 703.9 658.0 39.0 41.4 35.4
OECS 2,046.7 2,539.2 2,767.4 32.6 37.7 38.8
Antigua & Barbuda 636.3 1,031.4 1,045.8 40.6 61.6 59.5
Dominica 240.1 243.0 258.3 36.3 34.7 35.7
Grenada 250.6 249.0 259.6 29.5 26.3 25.4
Montserrat 28.9 28.3 27.5 26.4 28.1 29.0
St. Kitts & Nevis 281.5 330.7 351.0 37.9 42.7 42.7
Saint Lucia 372.9 388.0 395.0 24.0 23.2 21.7
St. Vincent & G'dines 236.5 268.8 430.3 29.8 31.4 48.3
             

Published: October 2001
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Email: Stats1@Caricom.org or Stats2@Caricom.org