CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

Debt Service Payment (EC$ Mn) Debt Service Ratio (%)
             
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
             
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 3,813.7 3,454.3 3,243.5 11.9 10.7 9.4
The Bahamas 276.7 192.4 187.7 5.6 3.8 3.2
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. 3,537.1 3,261.9 3,055.8 13.0 12.0 10.7
MDCs 3,304.7 2,997.8 2,782.2 14.6 13.4 11.8
Barbados 256.8 174.2 227.3 7.8 5.2 6.8
Guyana 354.5 351.3 189.5 20.6 18.9 10.4
Jamaica 1,412.3 1,716.1 1,629.3 15.3 18.7 17.9
Suriname
Trinidad & Tobago 1,281.2 756.3 736.0 15.4 9.5 8.0
LDCs 232.3 264.0 273.6 5.0 5.4 5.3
Belize 82.9 89.6 90.2 9.0 9.8 9.4
OECS 149.5 174.4 183.4 4.0 4.4 4.4
Antigua & Barbuda 23.5 38.4 28.2 2.0 3.1 2.2
Dominica 28.9 21.7 21.8 8.3 5.4 5.3
Grenada 17.8 19.7 11.4 4.7 4.4 2.0
Montserrat 1.3 0.9 0.4 2.2 2.6 0.7
St. Kitts & Nevis 18.6 29.4 46.5 4.7 7.3 12.1
Saint Lucia 33.9 38.7 41.9 3.5 3.7 4.1
St. Vincent & G'dines 25.4 25.7 33.3 6.4 6.1 7.0
             

Published: Ocotber 2001
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Email: Stats1@Caricom.org