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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Financial sector Stats

Definitions

  • Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on private sector (IFS line 32d) include gross credit from the financial system to individuals, enterprises, nonfinancial public entities not included under net domestic credit, and financial institutions not included elsewhere. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP: Domestic credit to private sector refers to financial resources provided to the private sector, such as through loans, purchases of nonequity securities, and trade credits and other accounts receivable, that establish a claim for repayment. For some countries these claims include credit to public enterprises."
  • Capital markets > Listed domestic companies > Total: Listed domestic companies are the domestically incorporated companies listed on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year. This indicator does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment vehicles."
  • Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$: Market capitalisation (also known as market value) is the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Listed domestic companies are the domestically incorporated companies listed on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year. Listed companies does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment vehicles. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$: Stocks traded refers to the total value of shares traded during the period.
  • Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country: The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency. The base year varies by country.
  • Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > Consumer prices > Annual %: Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used."
  • Exchange rates and prices > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$ > Period average: Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar).
  • Interest rates > Deposit interest rate: Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate: Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.
  • Interest rates > Real interest rate: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio: Ratio of bank liquid reserves to bank assets is the ratio of domestic currency holdings and deposits with the monetary authorities to claims on other governments, nonfinancial public enterprises, the private sector, and other banking institutions."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Data are in current local currency."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 to total > Reserves ratio: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Total reserves comprise holdings of monetary gold, special drawing rights, reserves of IMF members held by the IMF, and holdings of foreign exchange under the control of monetary authorities. The gold component of these reserves is valued at year-end (December 31) London prices."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assets > Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of M2 4.71% 2008 127th out of 143
Assets > Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP 94.64% 2008 20th out of 138
Capital markets > Listed domestic companies > Total 15 2009 87th out of 97
Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$ $4.96 billion 2008 72nd out of 96
Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$ $187.51 million 2008 76th out of 94
Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country 455.49 2002 18th out of 183
Exchange rates and prices > Inflation > Consumer prices > Annual % 3.64% 2009 68th out of 161
Exchange rates and prices > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$ > Period average $2.00 2009 89th out of 123
Interest rates > Deposit interest rate 5.13% 2007 67th out of 144
Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate 5.62% 2007 84th out of 130
Interest rates > Lending interest rate 10.03% 2008 81st out of 126
Interest rates > Real interest rate 9.37% 2002 61st out of 145
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio 6.87% 2008 104th out of 158
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU 10.67 billion 2008 116th out of 144
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 to total > Reserves ratio 7.23 2008 19th out of 134

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; Standard & Poor's, Emerging Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data.; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files using World Bank data on the GDP deflator.

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Barbados Economy > Financial sector Profiles (Subcategories)

Assets 7 Interest rates 5
Capital markets 6 Monetary holdings 8
Exchange rates and prices 4