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Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

02 May
2012

MEFD March 2012

Indications are that the domestic economy continued to exhibit modest growth during March, benefitting from steady gains in tourism output and foreign-investment led construction activity.

02 Apr
2012

MEFD February 2012

In the context of improving global economic fundamentals, indications are that the domestic economic recovery was sustained over the review month. Initial data showed gains in key tourism indicators, while foreign investment, combined with public sec...

06 Mar
2012

MEFD January 2012

Indications are that domestic economic conditions maintained a positive trend during the review month, supported by modest gains in tourism output and ongoing foreign and public sector investment projects.

03 Feb
2012

MEFD December 2011

Indications are that the domestic economy maintained a positive, although mild, growth momentum, during the month of December. More favourable foreign investment activity, alongside ongoing public sector infrastructure projects, buoyed construction o...

23 Dec
2011

MEFD November 2011

Preliminary data for the Bahamian economy suggests a continuation of the mild recovery momentum during November, with construction output supported by both foreign investment and public sector infrastructure projects, and tourism activity benefitting...

08 Dec
2011

MEFD October 2011

Amid the heightened uncertainty surrounding the global economic outlook, domestic economic conditions were relatively subdued over the review month. Indications are that tourism output softened, as the downturn in the key air segment overshadowed the...

02 Nov
2011

MEFD September 2011

Despite signs of a modest slowdown in global growth, key domestic indicators suggest a continuation of the positive, although mild and narrow, recovery momentum over the review month.

05 Oct
2011

MEFD August 2011

Economic developments for the month of August took place within the context of less positive performance indicators for the United States economy and the domestic disruptions, although limited, caused by Hurricane Irene in the latter half of the mont...

30 Aug
2011

MEFD July 2011

Preliminary indications are that the momentum of the recovery in the domestic economy was sustained during July. Anecdotal evidence on tourism sector performance suggests an improved outturn, after a relatively slow start to the year.

05 Aug
2011

MEFD June 2011

Supported by the sustained”although still uneven and fragile”recovery in the global economy, domestic economic conditions continued to improve over the review month. The momentum benefitted from a modest firming in tourism output, gains in foreign in...

06 Jul
2011

MEFD May 2011

Domestic economic conditions maintained a positive momentum over the review period, supported by steady gains in tourism output, foreign investments in tourism related construction activity and public sector capital projects.

31 May
2011

MEFD April 2011

Supported by the ongoing recovery in the global economy, domestic economic conditions maintained a stable to improving trend over the review month. Indications are that positive developments in the key group business contributed to steady gains in to...

11 May
2011

MEFD March 2011

The domestic economy continued to exhibit stable trends over the review month, supported in part by both foreign-investment and public sector-related construction activity.

11 Apr
2011

MEFD February 2011

Domestic economic conditions remained relatively stable over February, although there were some signs of softness in the key tourism sector, with construction sector activity supported by Government's infrastructure works and several tourism-related...

11 Mar
2011

MEFD January 2011

Aided by the sustained, although uneven, improvement in the global economy, the domestic market continued on its recovery path, with moderate gains in the tourism sector and stable construction activity.