Statistical Data


The central banks all provide statistical information on their websites. They are useful supplemental sources to the IFS, where much of the same central bank data is presented in a form which makes for easy comparisons, and long series are available. 


Bank of International Settlements

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organization which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.

The Caribbean Community

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat publishes on-line macroeconomic tables on GDP, inflation, unemployment, trade and tourism. Data summary sheets are provided for member countries.

Caribbean Development Bank

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) publishes annually the Caribbean Economic Review and Outlook.

The Inter-American Development Bank:

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) supplements the traditional macroeconomic data with information on global integration and social outlook.

The International Labour Organisation

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has on-line sources for employment and labour force data.

The International Monetary Fund:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) produces a wide range of macroeconomic tables and financial statistics. Information is also available in its country reports.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development:

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. Information on international trade, macroeconomic statistics, foreign direct investment, the creative sector and maritime transport can be found on the website

The United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides free of cost a comprehensive set of indicators of development used for the preparation of its annual Human Development Report. The indicators go well beyond the health and education indicators that go into the computation of the human development index (HDI), to include access to services, housing, gender equality, poverty and other indicators.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) publishes annual macroeconomic series with breakdowns which give additional detail to that provided by the IMF. They include the sectoral breakdown of nominal and real GDP, the breakdown of exports and imports by standard industrial trade category (SITC), the main elements of government revenue and expenditure, and the elements of the retail price index. No subscription is needed to access these data.

The United Nations Statistics Division

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) brings all UN statistical data within easy reach of users; contains a variety of UN databases in an easily usable form.

World Bank

The World Bank publishes on-line databases with a wide range of economic and social data, in a form which allows for inter country comparisons. They include the comprehensive World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance.



The historical data sets available focus on macroeconomic and financial indicators for the Caribbean economies. These data sets were used for the preparation of the Caribbean Economic Performance Reports. The data is available for some indicators from 1990 -2016 and others from 2000 -2016, all as at May 2017.