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Merchandise imports during January to October 2014 fell by US$250.0 million or 4.9 per cent, to US$4,807.5 million when compared to the same period in 2013. Earnings from total exports fell by US$106.7 million or 8.0 per cent to US$1,224.6 million. As a result, the trade deficit at the end of the 2014 review period was valued at US$3,582.9 million, down from the US$3,726.2 million recorded in the January to October 2013 review period- a fall of US$143.3 million or 3.8 per cent.

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Current Indicators
Inflation Rate
Decrease over November 2014:  0.3%
March 2014 - December 2014: 4.6%
December 2013 - December 2014: 6.4%

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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
October  2014 - 224.9
December  2014 - 224.1
 
Imports
September 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $503,507
October 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $420,744
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index
December 2014
December 2014 Index
   Mining & Quarrying - 158.2
  Manufacturing - 167.1
December 2014 Percentage Change Increase over November 2014
   Mining & Quarrying - (0.4%)
   Manufacturing- (-1.6%)
December 2013- December 2014
  Mining & Quarrying - (17.3%)
  Manufacturing- (2.7%)
Exports
September 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000) $113,103
October 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000)  $115,300
Gross Domestic Product(GDP)
Gross Domestic Product(GDP) September Quarter 2014
Rate of Growth of Value added at Constant Prices June Quarter 2014
 
1.8 % increase over June Quarter 2014
1.4 % incease over March Quarter 2014
Employment Rate
Employment Rate
October 2014 - 85.8%
Balance of Trade Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
October 2014 - 14.2%
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