CARICOM'S SELECTED ECONOMIC INDICATORS: 1997-1999

 Domestic Credit to the Private Sector (EC$Mn.) Domestic Credit to the Private Sector (% Total Liabilities)
             
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999
             
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 23,636.0 24,732.4 26,248.7 36.3 35.3 35.0
The Bahamas 6,717.9 7,471.7 8,292.8 67.3 65.8 64.4
CARIBBEAN COMMON MKT. 16,918.2 17,260.7 17,956.0 30.7 29.4 28.9
MDCs 11,983.1 11,898.1 12,123.6 26.2 24.6 24.4
Barbados 2,595.9 3,031.2 3,424.5 40.7 44.7 46.4
Guyana 852.4 933.1 837.3 21.1 23.8 24.1
Jamaica 3,208.3 2,523.1 1,831.1 17.8 12.5 8.9
Suriname 434.9 542.0 296.1 22.8 22.6 16.5
Trinidad & Tobago 4,891.6 4,868.9 5,734.5 31.7 32.3 34.5
LDCs 4,935.0 5,362.5 5,832.4 52.8 51.4 47.4
Belize 736.3 823.5 876.0 53.1 56.2 55.3
OECS 4,198.7 4,539.0 4,956.4 52.8 50.6 46.3
Antigua & Barbuda 1,027.0 1,103.3 1,196.0 12.9 12.3 11.2
Dominica 386.3 410.0 419.8 4.9 4.6 3.9
Grenada 588.0 684.7 767.9 7.4 7.6 7.2
Montserrat 57.4 32.8 22.7 0.7 0.4 0.2
St. Kitts & Nevis 521.1 563.7 610.2 6.6 6.3 5.7
Saint Lucia 1,171.8 1,258.2 1,394.2 14.7 14.0 13.0
St. Vincent & G'dines 447.2 486.4 545.6 5.6 5.4 5.1
             

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