Jamaica has natural resources, primarily bauxite, gypsum, limestone and an ideal climate conducive to agriculture and also tourism. It exports alumina, bauxite, sugar, rum, coffee, yams, beverages, chemicals, and mineral fuels. And it imports food and other consumer goods, industrial supplies, fuel, parts and accessories of capital goods, machinery and transport equipment.

Descreptive Data

Unemployment, %7.8
Ages 15-24 Population Ratio, %30.382
Population Over 65, %4.9
Net Migration Rate-56658
EIU Country Risk Score53
Fitch Sovereign RatingB+
S&P Sovereign RatingB+
Moody's Sovereign RatingB3
Big Mac Index

Economic Data

Ability to Pay
Real GDP YOY%2.1%1%2%
GDP Value (BLN USD)141416
GDP per Capita (USD)493451935406
Currency Reserves ex Gold (BLN USD)
Reserves 1Y Chg (%)13%15%-6.6%
Total External Debt (%GDP)127%104%
Total External Debt (BLN USD)1815
Budget Surplus/def (%GDP)
Inflation (Risk)
CPI (yoy %)2.4%4.4%3.7%
Trade Balance
Current Account (% of GDP)-1.3%-4.8%-1.9%
Exports (BLN USD)
Imports (BLN USD)
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment (%)13%10%8%

Financial Data

Equity & Banking Sector (Risk)
1Y Price Change (%) (JMSMX Index)28%50%32%
EIU Banking Risk5049
Credit Market (Risk)
10Y Bond Spread (10Y UST)
Foreign Exchange (Risk)
3 Month Deposit (%)
FX Vol - 3M Implied Vol
Historical 3M Volatility1.64.34.1
Real Effective Exchange Rate
Real Rates (%)

Political Risk

Political Risk Exposure
EIU Political Risk5151
Risk From Doing Business
Ease of Doing Business Rank656770
Starting a Business Rank6125
Risk From Government
WGI Control Of Corruption-0.2-0.2-0.2
WGI Govt Effectiveness0.40.50.5
WGI Regulatory Quality0.20.10.3
WGI Rule Of Law-0.3-0.2-0.2
Deviation of Jamaica's risk relative to Geo Peers
-100 = min risk100 = max risk,
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