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TradeDuring the January to March 2015 quarter, the merchandise trade deficit fell by 12.2 per cent to US$912.3 million compared to US$1,038.7 million in the similar 2014 period, due to a reduction in both imports and exports. Imports values for the current period were US$1,248.1 million, a decrease of 12.3 per cent or US$174.7 million, while total exports were valued at US$335.7 million, falling by US$48.4 million or 12.6 per cent.6/30/20157/31/2015
GDPDuring the first quarter of 2015, the Jamaican economy grew by 0.4 per cent when compared to the similar quarter of 2014. This growth was due mainly to a 0.6 per cent increase in the Services industries.7/8/20159/30/2015
CPIThe all Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index for June 2015 was 225.3. This represented an inflation rate of 0.5 per cent when the index for June is compared to May 2015. The index for the heaviest weighted division, ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ moved upward by 0.4 per cent. Mainly influencing this division were higher prices for ‘Fruit and ‘Vegetables’ of 2.2 per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively.7/15/20158/17/2015
LFSIn April 2015, the number of persons in the Labour Force was 1,301,100, which was 10,000 (0.8%) less than the 1,311,100 recorded in April 2014. The male labour force decreased by 3,400 (0.5%) from 716,000 in April 2014 to 712,600 in April 2015, and the female labour force decreased by 6,600 (1.1%) moving from 595,100 persons in April 2014 to 588,500 in April 2015.7/29/20151/29/2016
PPIThe Producer Price Index for the month of June 2015 showed that the Mining & Quarrying Industry rose by 0.7 per cent. This increase followed a fall of 0.2 per cent in May 2015. There was a downward movement of 0.1 per cent in the index for the Manufacturing industry.7/30/20158/27/2015

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