In May 2018, the monthly headline inflation rate slowed to 0.1% from 0.4% in April 2018 and 0.2% in May 2017. The trend was largely contributed by the imported component of inflation. Read more in the Inflation report for May 2018.

Total banks’ lending rose over May also adding to the annual balance reaching a new record of $448.2 million. Total bank deposits increased over May and over the year to $596.0 million. Read more in the Banking Sector Developments report for May 2018.

It is an usual trend for the total container registrations to increase over the month of May each year due to the annual events that occur during the month and other festivities in the upcoming months. The total container registrations increased over the month of May by 105 containers. Read the Container Registrations for May.

Total banks’ lending increased over April and over the year. This resulted in total banks’ lending reaching a new record of $444.8 million. Total bank deposits fell over the month yet increased over the year to $585.5 million. Read more in the Banking Sector Developments report for March 2018.

The total container registrations decreased over the month by 91 containers (8.8%) as both business and private containers declined. However, the total containers recorded in April remained above the monthly average of 695 of the past five years. Read the Container Registrations for April.

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