Tourism Recovery To Moderately Narrow Barbadian Current Account Deficit In 2022
- Rebounding tourism activity in Barbados in Q421, 2022 will underpin stronger services exports and narrow the current account deficit.
- Fitch Solutions has revised its 2021 and 2022 current account deficit forecasts to 4.7% of GDP and 3.0%, from 5.0% and 3.2% previously, as remittance inflows surprised to the upside in H121.
- That said, rising import demand in 2022, combined with slowing remittance inflows will partially offset the impact of increased services exports.
(Source: Fitch Solutions)