Preliminary overview of the economies of the Caribbean 2021–2022

Abstract

This overview examines the economic performance of economies of the Caribbean in 2021 and comprises four chapters. The first chapter provides a comparative analysis across Caribbean economies of the main macroeconomic variables, namely GDP growth, monetary indicators, as well as fiscal and external accounts. The second chapter concludes, while the annex includes individual country briefs that give an overview of the economic situation for the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and a subregional assessment of the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union.Abstract .-- Introduction .--- I. Macroeconomic performance. A. Fiscal and debt. B. Monetary policy, domestic credit and inflation. C. External sector .-- II. Conclusion

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