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International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
A technical assistance (TA) mission on external sector statistics (ESS) was conducted to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Saint Lucia as part of the Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC) work program on ESS. The mission focused on addressing data compilation issues on trade in goods—especially on the import and re-export of fuel—and travel credits and assessed the revised 2022 balance of payments that was disseminated in December 2023.
International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.

A technical assistance mission to the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) of the Cayman Islands supported improved methods for compiling Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by economic activity and by expenditure components and assessed the feasibility of compiling institutional sector accounts (ISA) for the Cayman Islands. Given the importance of tourism for the economy, guidance was provided on how to develop a Tourism Satellite Account (TSA). A review of the data sources and methods used to compile GDP at constant prices was undertaken and improvements to deflators in the construction and service areas were recommended. These data enhancements will improve the understanding of the Cayman Islands economy and will also assist the Cayman Islands in meeting the IMF Special Data Dissemination Standards requirements.

International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
International Monetary Fund. Statistics Dept.
This Technical Assistance report on Cayman Islands focuses on improving estimates of gross domestic product (GDP). One activity flagged by the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) as an area for improvement is the measurement of construction value added. The ESO has expressed an interest in developing ISAs for the Cayman Islands. The detail at which gross domestic product by production approach (GDP-P) and gross domestic product by income approach are compiled mean that transforming the data to an institutional sector basis is feasible. For GDP-P, the ESO conduct an Annual National Accounts Survey, which is the main data source for compiling the production measure estimates. The survey forms strike the right balance in terms of the number of questions and detail required for national accounts, without being too onerous on survey respondents. Given the importance of tourism in the Cayman Islands, the ESO is keen to develop a Tourism Satellite Account for the country.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
The impact of fintech in Trinidad and Tobago is currently concentrated in the payments sector. In meeting with firms utilizing fintech, trade bodies, and public authorities, we found that the impact of fintech is not yet broad based and is permeating primarily in relation to e-money and payment service providers (PSP), and more slowly in other areas such as crowdfunding, robo-advice, and crypto assets. While data on the impact of fintech are limited, we use public information, conversations with authorities and market participants, and applications for licensing and outreach for regulatory support as guides, which suggest that fintech remains relatively concentrated.