The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), wishes to advise the public that due to
technical difficulties beyond our control, the February and March 2016 Merchandise Trade
Bulletins were not released on the dates indicated on the Advanced Release Calendar.
As soon as the issues are resolved we will publish these outstanding Bulletins.
STATIN sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused.
The All Jamaica ’All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index for June 2016 increased by 0.9 per cent when compared
to May 2016, when the index moved from 229.0 to 231.0. This was the highest movement since July 2015
when the index moved by a similar 0.9 per cent.
In May 2016, the Producer Price Index for the Mining & Quarrying industry moved upwards by 0.3 per cent.
The Jamaican economy grew by 0.8 per cent for the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the
similar quarter of 2015. This resulted from increased output levels in both the Goods Producing
Industries of 0.9 per cent and the Services Industries of 0.7 per cent.
The count of the population based on the Population and Housing Census 2011 is 2,697,983. This total comprises 2,678,629 persons in private dwellings, 18,420 in institutions and 934 persons enumerated on the streets.
The main findings of the January 2016 Labour Force Survey, conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) are presented below. The reference week for this survey was December 13-19, 2015.
The merchandise trade deficit for January 2016 stood at US$304.3 million, which represented a US$0.1 million decrease from the US$304.4 million recorded in January 2015.
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