Real GDP growth was estimated at 3.5% in 2019, down slightly from 4.1% in 2018, driven by tourism, fisheries, and financial services. The decline was due to emerging uncertainty over economic performance in the eurozone, where most tourists originate. Inflation remained low at 2.6% in 2019, with lower import prices than anticipated and a tight monetary policy.
In June 2017, the banking sector of Seychelles represented a total asset of $0.27 billion.
Credit distributed to businesses represents $0.28 billion and, more broadly, credit to private sector totaling $0.40 billion.
Seychelles Securities Exchange has 36 listed companies, representing, at the end of 2019, a market capitalization of $ 1.1 billion.