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Jamaica’s expenditure on merchandise imports during January to August 2014 was valued at US$3,898.1 million compared to US$4,017.8 million in the same period of 2013, representing a US$119.7 million or 3.0 per cent decrease. During the 2014 period under review, earnings from total exports fell by 10.0 per cent to US$987.7 million. The trade deficit during January to August 2014 improved and was valued at US$2,910.4 million, compared to US$2,920.4 million in the similar period for 2013.

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Current Indicators
Inflation Rate
Decrease over October 2014:  0.5%
March 2014 - November 2014: 5.0%
December 2013 - November 2014: 6.7%

Jamaica Trade Partners 04-11
Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
October  2014 - 226.1
November  2014 - 224.9
 
Imports
July 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $555,149
August 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $410,716
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index
November 2014
November 2014 Index
   Mining & Quarrying - 160.1
  Manufacturing - 171.0
November 2014 Percentage Change Increase over November 2014
   Mining & Quarrying - (3.0%)
   Manufacturing- (-0.1%)
November 2013- November 2014
  Mining & Quarrying - (17.5%)
  Manufacturing- (1.9%)
Exports
July 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000) $117,071
August 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000)  $135,368
Gross Domestic Product(GDP)
Gross Domestic Product(GDP) June 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
July 2014 -86.2%
Balance of Trade Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
July 2014 -13.8%
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