St Kitts and Nevis Economy Recovers From Covid
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Caribbean, News feed Date: 17 May, 2024

St Kitts and Nevis Economy Rebounds From the Pandemic

St Kitts and Nevis Economy Rebounds From the Pandemic

Wednesday, May 15, and the International Monetary Fund releases its latest Staff Report about St Kitts and Nevis. This annual publication is a useful economic barometer for this Caribbean country. In this article, we’ll discuss what this tells us about the St Kitts and Nevis economy.

Bouncing Back From Covid Through Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment profits go to the local population in the form of pandemic payouts. This provides relief in one of the world’s most fraught periods of its history. The IMF describes the upward trajectory of the St Kitts and Nevis in its report.

“Pandemic support is being phased out (from 3.5 percent of GDP in 2022 to 1.1 percent of GDP in 2023) and CBI revenues have remained solid (at 22 percent of GDP in 2023),” it reveals. “As a result, the fiscal position moved to a surplus of 1.0 percent of GDP in 2023, allowing gross
debt to fall to 54 percent of GDP.”

The IMF later points out the crucial role St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment plays in revolutionizing the islands.

It notes that “ongoing large CBI revenues have helped to reduce debt and provide more room for maneuver to increase the effectiveness of current spending, improve the tax system, better manage CBI proceeds (including through setting-up a sovereign wealth fund), tackle imbalances in the pension system, and invest in renewable energy and climate adaptation.”

Looking Forward to the Future of the St Kitts and Nevis Economy

As well as noting past wins, the IMF report forecasts a sunny tomorrow for the economy in St Kitts and Nevis. A lot of this has to do with renewable energy. This illustrates the Caribbean country’s commitment to sustainability.

“Growth is expected to increase to 4.7 percent in 2024 following the implementation of investments that were delayed last year and of the solar energy project,” the report states.

“Output is expected to be supported by investments in solar in the near term and over the medium-term by geothermal projects… Lower world commodity prices should allow inflation to fall to 2.5 percent in 2024, with convergence to 2 percent expected by 2026.”

The RIF Trust Reaction

“The IMF report makes for reassuring reading for investors,” confirms Our Man in the Caribbean, Chris Willis. “”St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment enjoys great cachet for being the original CBI programme.”

“This publication serves to show that the country behind the programme has a economy with solid foundations. The economy shows potential for continued growth.”

The St Kitts and Nevis economy is bouncing back.

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St Kitts and Nevis Economy Rebounds From the Pandemic

Date: 17 May, 2024

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