Jamaica: bonds

Jamaica is a country in Central Europe.
Area – 11 100 sq.km (166th).
Population – 2,8 mln. (133th)
The capital is Kingston.
Official language – English.
Local currency – Jamaican dollar (JMD).
Government – Constitutional monarchy.
Jamaica remains a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
JMD 31 629 425 320 900
USD 11 5 216 324 731
corporate
USD 8 6 447 480 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Jamaica, 7.25 21may2021 - Domestic bonds 7.25% 3 000 000 000  JMD 02/22/2017 05/21/2021
Jamaica, 9.5 24aug2026 - Domestic bonds 9.5% 0  JMD 08/24/2016 08/24/2026
Jamaica, 11.25 12feb2046 - Domestic bonds GBF03046B124 11.25% 8 000 000 000  JMD 02/12/2016 02/12/2046
Jamaica, 7.75 11feb2022 - Domestic bonds GBF00622B117 7.75% 3 000 000 000  JMD 02/12/2016 02/11/2022
Jamaica, 6.625 18feb2018 - Domestic bonds GBF00218B122 6.625% 4 000 000 000  JMD 02/12/2016 02/18/2018
Jamaica, 6.75% 28apr2028, USD - International bonds US470160CA80 6.75% 1 350 000 000  USD 07/23/2015 04/28/2028
Jamaica, 7.875% 28jul2045, USD - International bonds US470160CB63 7.875% 650 000 000  USD 07/23/2015 07/28/2045
Digicel Ltd, 6.75% 1mar2023, USD - International bonds USG27649AG04 6.75% 925 000 000  USD 02/24/2015 03/01/2023
Jamaica, 7.625% 9jul2025, USD - International bonds US470160BQ42 7.625% 800 000 000  USD 07/01/2014 07/09/2025
Digicel Group, 7.125% 1apr2022, USD - International bonds USG27631AF05 7.125% 1 000 000 000  USD 03/19/2014 04/01/2022

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Jamaican international bonds, USD bln 9.400 9.400 9.400 8.600 8.600 8.600 8.600
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Jamaica, USD bln     0.700   0.000 0.000 2.000

Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 07/05/2017 07/04/2017 07/03/2017 06/30/2017 06/29/2017 06/28/2017 06/27/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/JMD 128.1490 127.8880 128.2540 128.1850 128.7790 128.8630 128.7220
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Macroeconomic Indicators (World economy)

Monthly indices

Type May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017
Inflation Rate (World), % to the same period of the previous year
Inflation Rate (Jamaica) 4.60 4.80 4.10 3.60 2.60
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Yearly indices

Type 2015 2014
Government Debt to GDP (World), %
Government Debt to GDP(Jamaica) 128.40 133.00

JP Morgan

Daily indices

Type: 08/20/2013 08/19/2013 08/16/2013 08/15/2013 08/14/2013 08/13/2013 08/12/2013
CEMBI (publication was suspended since 20.08.2013) 
CEMBI Jamaica * * * * * * *
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Jamaica, 10.625% 20jun2017, USD   USD 06/20/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Jamaica, 11.625% 15jan2022, USD   USD 01/15/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Jamaica, 6.75% 28apr2028, USD   USD 04/28/2028 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Jamaica, 7.625% 9jul2025, USD   USD 07/09/2025 05/18/2016 ***.* *.* 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Jamaica, 7.875% 28jul2045, USD   USD 07/28/2045 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Jamaica, 8.0% 15mar2039, USD   USD 03/15/2039 05/18/2016 *** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Jamaica, 8.0% 24jun2019, USD   USD 06/24/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Jamaica, 8.50% 16nov2021, USD   USD 11/16/2021 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Jamaica, 8.50% 28feb2036, USD   USD 02/28/2036 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Jamaica, 9.250% 17oct2025, USD   USD 10/17/2025 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 *** *.**
Air Jamaica, 8.125% 14jun2027, USD   USD 06/14/2027 05/18/2016 **.*** *.* 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Digicel Group, 7.125% 1apr2022, USD   USD 04/01/2022 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Digicel Group, 8.250% 30sep2020, USD   USD 09/30/2020 05/18/2016 **.*** **.** 05/18/2016 **.*** **.**
Digicel Ltd, 6% 15apr2021, USD   USD 04/15/2021 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Digicel Ltd, 6.75% 1mar2023, USD   USD 03/01/2023 05/18/2016 **.** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Digicel Ltd, 7.0% 15feb2020, USD   USD 02/15/2020 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.*
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