CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

Money (M2 % Change) Interest Rate Spread (%) Nominal Exchange Rate
(National Currency per US Dollar)
                   
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
                   
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 14.0 10.5 6.1
The Bahamas 24.1 15.9 11.1 7.4 6.8 7.4 1.0 1.0 1.0
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. 11.6 9.1 4.7
MDCs 12.1 8.5 3.2
Barbados 10.8 5.7 9.9 6.9 6.9 6.3 2.0 2.0 2.0
Guyana 10.3 1.2 -6.6 10.9 11.2 10.1 141.9 150.5 177.1
Jamaica 17.0 4.2 9.3 21.1 18.8 14.9 35.5 36.5 39.2
Suriname 19.9 37.5 -44.5 12.0 10.0 12.6 406.0 406.0 995.0
Trinidad & Tobago 7.2 12.7 2.1 6.6 6.7 9.0 6.3 6.3 6.3
LDCs 9.7 11.5 10.5
Belize 10.0 8.1 9.5 9.9 10.3 10.6 2.0 2.0 2.0
OECS 9.6 12.3 10.8
Antigua & Barbuda 8.6 15.3 10.5 7.6 7.8 7.9 2.7 2.7 2.7
Dominica 3.5 11.4 10.4 6.7 7.2 8.0 2.7 2.7 2.7
Grenada 11.8 11.8 13.9 7.5 7.6 7.3 2.7 2.7 2.7
Montserrat 17.5 18.8 -5.2 9.9 9.3 8.2 2.7 2.7 2.7
St. Kitts & Nevis 13.5 4.0 11.3 7.2 7.1 6.9 2.7 2.7 2.7
Saint Lucia 6.7 12.1 9.7 8.1 6.5 8.3 2.7 2.7 2.7
St. Vincent & G'dines 14.0 16.1 12.5 7.2 7.0 7.0 2.7 2.7 2.7
                   

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