CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

Net Domestic Credit (EC$Mn.) Net Domestic Credit (% of Total Liabilities)
             
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
             
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 29,971.1 33,581.8 36,553.8 46.0 47.9 48.8
The Bahamas 8,082.2 9,053.4 10,086.4 80.9 79.8 78.4
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. 21,888.9 24,528.4 26,467.4 39.7 41.7 42.6
MDCs 17,077.2 19,283.4 20,680.5 37.3 39.9 41.5
Barbados 3,640.3 4,027.6 4,330.7 57.0 59.4 58.6
Guyana 454.6 575.0 357.9 11.3 14.7 10.3
Jamaica 6,206.9 8,086.2 8,829.8 34.4 40.1 43.1
Suriname 61.2 216.8 113.4 3.2 9.0 6.3
Trinidad & Tobago 6,714.2 6,377.8 7,048.7 43.5 42.3 42.4
LDCs 4,811.7 5,245.0 5,786.9 51.5 50.3 47.1
Belize 879.3 1,013.6 1,044.8 63.4 69.1 66.0
OECS 3,932.4 4,231.4 4,742.1 49.4 47.2 44.3
Antigua & Barbuda 1,126.6 1,254.3 1,408.4 14.2 14.0 13.1
Dominica 370.6 401.9 420.4 4.7 4.5 3.9
Grenada 618.0 707.8 762.4 7.8 7.9 7.1
Montserrat 18.5 -1.4 -1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0
St. Kitts & Nevis 484.3 512.2 627.0 6.1 5.7 5.9
Saint Lucia 953.1 989.9 1,114.6 12.0 11.0 10.4
St. Vincent & G'dines 361.3 366.6 410.9 4.5 4.1 3.8
             

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