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Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

03 Jul
2017

MEFD May 2017

Preliminary data suggests that domestic economic activity was relatively subdued during the review month, reflecting the softness in tourism activity, while foreign direct investment projects continued to support construction sector output.

29 May
2017

MEFD April 2017

Indications are that the domestic economy expanded mildly during April, supported by modest gains in the tourism sector, which benefitted from the hosting of a number of sporting and cultural events.

01 May
2017

MEFD March 2017

Domestic economic activity was mildly improved during the review period, as work on foreign investment projects and to a lesser extent post-hurricane rebuilding activity, supported more construction sector output than in 2016; however, indications ar...

03 Apr
2017

MEFD February 2017

Domestic economic conditions remained subdued during the month of February, reflecting the ongoing softness in tourism activity; however, construction sector output continued to be supported by a number of varied-scale foreign investment projects”inc...

24 Feb
2017

MEFD January 2017

Preliminary indicators suggest that domestic economic activity remained soft during January. This reflected subdued tourism gains, which dampened strengthened construction output from the post hurricane rebuilding efforts and stimulus from varied-sca...

30 Jan
2017

MEFD December 2016

The mild pace of domestic economic activity was maintained during the final month of the year, as construction output continued to be supported by foreign investment and post hurricane rebuilding projects, while the tourism sector benefited from an u...

22 Dec
2016

MEFD November 2016

Indications are that domestic economic activity remained mild during the review period, as tourism output softened, while the ongoing recovery from the effects of Hurricane Mathew”which impacted one in three households”along with a number of varied-s...

29 Nov
2016

MEFD October 2016

Domestic developments for the month of October were dominated by the passage of Hurricane Matthew, which resulted in significant damage to both private and public sector infrastructure in the main centres of New Providence and Grand Bahama.

02 Nov
2016

MEFD September 2016

Despite signs of stability during the month of September, the passage of hurricane Matthew in the first week of October caused significant disruption in economic activity in The Bahamas' two major economic centres, New Providence and Grand Bahama.

03 Oct
2016

MEFD August 2016

Indications are that domestic economic activity was relatively weak during the review period. Notably, the tourism sector's performance remained subdued, while foreign investment projects provided some impetus for the construction sector, although su...

05 Sep
2016

MEFD July 2016

Indications are that domestic economic conditions remained mildly positive over the review period, characterised by continued foreign investment-led construction activity, while the impulses from the tourism sector were modest.

03 Aug
2016

MEFD June 2016

Preliminary indicators showed that domestic economic activity remained relatively mild during the review month, amid modest impulses from the tourism sector. Also foreign investment projects continued to support output in the construction sector.

04 Jul
2016

MEFD May 2016

Domestic economic conditions remained relatively subdued over the review period, amid signs of the softness in tourism output, while a number of varied-scale foreign investment projects provided support to the construction sector.

27 May
2016

MEFD April 2016

Initial evidence suggests that domestic economic activity remained subdued during the review period, reflecting the weakness in tourism output, while construction sector developments continued to be underpinned by tourism-related foreign investment p...

03 May
2016

MEFD March 2016

Preliminary economic indicators suggest that economic conditions remained relatively subdued over the review period, amid tempered tourism sector activity, while several varied-scale foreign investment projects supported construction sector output. I...