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Latest Indicators

Projected Gross Domestic Product:
3.6%, September 2018 / September 2017
Gross Domestic Product Actual:
3.0%, Dec 2017 / Dec 2016
Average Consumer Price Index (CPI):
3.3 %, 2018 / 2017
Total Population:
65,813, as of Fall 2018
Unemployment Rate:
2.8%, as at Fall 2018
Merchandise Imports ($):
16.6% September 2018 / September 2017
Balance of Payments Current Account Deficit (EST) % GDP:
32.1%, Dec 2017

Statistical Publication Calendars


 2018 Statistical Publication and Dissemination Calendar

This Calendar is issued by the Economics and Statistics Office (Cayman Islands Government) as approved by the Cabinet in compliance with the Statistics Law (2016 Revision) which provides that official statistics be published “in accordance with the annual publication and dissemination calendar as the Cabinet shall direct.”


Official Statistics are those that are collected and compiled by the Economics and Statistics Office in accordance with the Statistics Law (2016 Revision) and any subsequent amendments thereto. All surveys and data collection activities required in the production of official statistics are approved by the Cabinet in accordance with Section 7 of the Law. The release dates presented below are the target dates that the reports are to be released to the public; however, the reports may also be released prior to these target dates. The reports will be released through


Statistical Publication


Target Date of Release

 Annual Foreign Trade Statistics Report 2017

The Foreign Trade Report presents in detail the value of merchandise imports into the country, and exports out of the country. Merchandise imports are classified by (i) standard international trade classification; (ii) broad economic classification; (iii) country of origin; (iv) port of entry; and (v) quarter of the year.  





May 30, 2018





Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Report 2017

The Balance of Payments Report summarizes the economic and financial transactions of the residents of the Cayman Islands with residents of other countries. These transactions include the current accounts (trade in goods and services, income and current transfers), financial and capital account





December 31, 2018


Compendium of Statistics 2017

The Compendium is a compilation of local statistics from various government and non-government organizations. It covers a wide range of areas such as national income and prices; key economic sectors; population and vital statistics; education, health and protective services; environment; transportation and communication, infrastructure, etc. 





September 30, 2018


Consumer Price Index (CPI) Reports

The CPI is a measure of the general price level in the country while its change from one period to another   (the inflation rate) indicates the general price movement. The quarterly CPI Reports are based on the 2016-based CPI, covering more than 2,200 items from a total of 337 providers in Grand Cayman.  



Report Period     :   Release Date

December 2017  :  March 30, 2018

March 2018        :  June 30, 2018

June 2018           :  September 30, 2018


September 2018 :  December 31, 2018



Occupational Wage Survey (OWS) 2017 Report

The OWS is a comprehensive survey of employment and remuneration in the public and private sectors, with employers as respondents including households and self-employed with employees. The Report presents the results of the survey undertaken from October 24th to December 29th 2017. 





Preliminary Report – July 31, 2018

Final Report – November 15, 2018


Labor Force Survey Reports


The Labor Force Survey (LFS) Report presents the results of the LFS normally conducted in April and October. The LFS uses concepts and definitions consistent with those issued for such surveys by the International Labour Organization. It covers all districts of the Cayman Islands. In addition to labor force tables, the Report includes population estimates for the country. 





Report Period:   Release Date

October 2017:    March 30, 2018

March 2018:      September 30, 2018


Quarterly Trade Bulletins


These bulletinspresent summaries of the merchandise imports data compiled for the quarter. Included in the report are: (i) commentary on imports; (ii) imports by standard international trade classification; (iii) imports by countries of origin; and (iv) imports by broad economic classification.





Report Period     :   Release Date

March 2018        :  June 30, 2018

June 2018           :  September 30, 2018


September 2018 :  December 31, 2018



System of National Accounts Report  2017


The System of National Accounts Report presents   the estimation of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) using the production and income approaches.  It includes the growth rates of each economic sector and their contribution to GDP.




December 31, 2018