CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

Merchandise Trade Balance ($EC Mn) Merchandise Trade Balance (% of Country's GDP)
             
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
             
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY -12,123.3 -13,558.0 -11,481.5
The Bahamas -3,514.6 -3,709.5 -3,854.5
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. -8,608.7 -9,848.5 -7,627.0 -15.7 -17.3 -13.3
MDCs -6,001.6 -7,017.0 -4,650.2 -12.8 -14.5 -9.6
Barbados -1,616.0 -1,738.8 -1,812.0 -27.1 -27.4 -27.0
Guyana -92.3 -146.3 -68.0 -4.6 -7.6 -3.7
Jamaica -3,057.2 -3,052.4 -3,061.0 -15.8 -15.4 -15.4
Suriname 97.5 -73.4 119.1 2.5 -1.9 6.8
Trinidad & Tobago -1,333.5 -2,006.1 171.7 -8.5 -12.1 0.9
LDCs -2,607.2 -2,831.5 -2,976.8 -32.8 -33.6 -33.1
Belize -218.4 -265.7 -347.8 -13.1 -15.6 -18.7
OECS -2,388.7 -2,565.8 -2,629.0 -38.1 -38.1 -36.9
Antigua & Barbuda -775.0 -828.8 -819.0 -49.4 -49.5 -46.6
Dominica -136.5 -123.9 -157.5 -20.6 -17.7 -21.8
Grenada -329.6 -370.1 -345.4 -38.8 -39.1 -33.8
Montserrat -52.1 -80.2 -61.5 -47.5 -79.5 -64.9
St. Kitts & Nevis -211.6 -233.0 -223.6 -28.5 -30.1 -27.2
Saint Lucia -599.7 -606.7 -677.9 -38.7 -36.3 -37.2
St. Vincent & G'dines -284.3 -323.2 -344.2 -35.8 -37.7 -38.7
             

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