A summary of the monthly consolidated statement of the assets and liabilities of the commercial banks.
Net Foreign Assets = balances and other foreign investments less foreign liabilities.
Credit to Private Sector:
Total Loans & Advances less loans to Central Government, plus other internal investments.
Deposits with Central bank include reserve deposits. Also includes Certificates of Deposit
between August 1987 and January 1995.
Private Demand Deposits (adjusted): Private demand deposits plus bankers drafts outstanding,
less cash items in the process of collection.
Compiled from monthly statements of assets and liabilities of the commercial banks.
Contra items are excluded from total assets and liabilities.
Demand Deposits are unadjusted.
Balances with Bank of Jamaica: See Notes to Table 8.
Loans and Advances to Public Sector: Central & Local Government plus other Public
Loans and Advances to Private Sector includes commercial bills discounted.
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Compiled from monthly reports of loans and advances submitted by the commercial banks. Since June 1970,
the classification of loans and advances is based largely on the U.N. International Standard Industrial
Classification. Modifications have, however, been made in order to highlight certain industries e.g. tourism which
is heavily weighted in the Jamaican economy. Loans made by the Agricultural Credit Bank and the National
Development Bank are included.
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