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07 May
2020

Annual Report & Statement of Accounts, 2019

Annual Reports

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its 2019 Annual Report, which includes a summary of the Bank's operations over the year, an analysis of regulatory developments affecting the financial sector, a review of monetary...

04 May
2020

MEFD March 2020

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

During the review month, developments in the domestic economy were dominated by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

24 Apr
2020

Central Bank of the Bahamas' Supervisory Response and Guidance for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Main Publications

The Central Bank of The Bahamas has been closely monitoring the global and domestic economic impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and has been taking appropriate measures to safeguard the Bahamian financial system.

30 Mar
2020

MEFD February 2020

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Preliminary indications are that the domestic economy exhibited moderated, but slightly positive performance during February, in line with tourism output constraints. Sustained growth in the sea segment contrasted with reaction in the high value-adde...

19 Mar
2020

Quarterly Economic Review, December 2019

Quarterly Economic Review

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its Quarterly Economic Review for the fourth quarter of 2019.

02 Mar
2020

MEFD January 2020

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Preliminary indications are that the domestic economy exhibited mildly expansionary trends during the review month. Gains in the high value-added stopover visitor segment, mainly in New Providence and the Family Islands not damaged by Hurricane Doria...

28 Feb
2020

Quarterly Statistical Digest - February 2020

Quarterly Statistical Digest

QSD February 2020 is now available. For complete viewing of monetary, financial, fiscal and economic statistics through December 2019, please click on the document below.

03 Feb
2020

MEFD December 2019

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Indications are that the domestic economy sustained its modest growth during the review period. Tourism maintained a positive momentum, bolstered by activity in New Providence markets and the Family Islands unaffected by Hurricane Dorian. Further, on...

24 Dec
2019

PROJECT SANDDOLLAR: A Bahamian Payments System Modernization Initiative

Main Publications

The Central Bank will introduce a digital version of the Bahamian dollar, starting with a pilot phase in Exuma in December 2019, and extending in the first half of 2020 to Abaco. This initiative has acquired the name Project Sand Dollar, with the san...

23 Dec
2019

MEFD November 2019

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Economic indicators suggest that domestic output maintained its upward, albeit modest, trajectory over the review period. In particular, tourism output continued to be supported by activity in the New Providence market, and the Family Islands unaffec...

16 Dec
2019

Quarterly Economic Review, September 2019

Quarterly Economic Review

The Central Bank of The Bahamas is pleased to announce the release of its Quarterly Economic Review for the third quarter of 2019. The Review provides an examination of the performance of the domestic economy, as well as sectoral developments, princi...

05 Dec
2019

Financial Sector Survey 2019

Reports and Survey Forms

The Central Bank is pleased to announce the continuation of our annual Financial Sector Survey which was launched in 2000. In addition to the information that the Central Bank has regularly collected on the banking sector's contribution to the econom...

02 Dec
2019

Quarterly Statistical Digest - November 2019

Quarterly Statistical Digest

QSD November 2019 is now available. Included in this edition is the first appearance of the new Government Finance Statistics tables with data presented using the International Monetary Fund's GFSM2014 methodology. For a complete viewing of monetary,...

02 Dec
2019

MEFD October 2019

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Indications are that, during the review period, the domestic economic activity remained mildly positive, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Specifically, tourism output was supported by gains in the New Providence market and the unaffected Fa...

04 Nov
2019

MEFD September 2019

Monthly Economic and Financial Development Report

Domestic economic developments for the month of September were dominated by the passage of Hurricane Dorian, which resulted in a falloff in tourism relative to an average monthly strengthening during the first eight months. Nonetheless, positive impu...