Country Economic Review 2018 - Grenada
cover of 2018 Economic Review for the Grenada showing a view of St. George's from the Caribbean Sea

Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 5.2%in 2018, driven by increased economic activity in the construction, tourism, private education and manufacturing sectors. As a result, the unemployment rate fell. Consumer prices rose by 2.8%.

Fiscal performance was strong in 2018, underpinned by the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA). The primary surplus increased to6.2% of GDP. Public debt as a percentage of GDP declined to 62.7%. The external current account deficit widened, largely as a result of rising aggregate demand and international commodity prices. The financial sector remained sound, stable, and well capitalised. Loan quality improved as nonË—performing loans (NPLs) fell; but there was also a drop in domestic credit, despite ample liquidity in credit markets.

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