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GDPThe Jamaican economy declined by 1.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar quarter of 2013. This performance was negatively impacted by a 7.8 per cent fall in the Goods Producing industries as the Services industries improved by 0.7 per cent. When compared to the second quarter of 2014, output in the economy fell by 1.8 per cent.12/31/20143/31/2015
LFSIn October 2014, the number of persons in the Labour Force was 1,310,700, an increase of 6,200 (0.5%) above the 1,304,500 recorded in October 2013. The male labour force increased by 3,500 (0.5%) from 713,500 in October 2013 to 717,000 persons in October 2014 and the female labour force increased by 2,700(0.5%) moving from 591,000 in October 2013 to 593,700 persons in October 2014.1/30/20154/30/2015
CPIThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) reports that January 2015 the All Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index was 223.0 indicating a fall of 0.5 per cent. This is the third consecutive monthly decline in the inflation rate for Jamaica. This downward movement in inflation was mainly attributable to a fall in the index for the three highest weighted divisions. The index ‘Food and Non- Alcoholic Beverages’ fell by 0.2 per cent, followed by the division ‘Housing Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ falling by 3.4 per cent and the ‘Transport’ division declining by 1.6 per cent.2/16/20153/16/2015
PPIThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) latest news release reveals that the Producer Price Index for the month of January 2015 rose by 0.9 per cent for the Mining & Quarrying industry. The index for the Manufacturing industry registered a downward movement of 1.9 per cent for the same period. The Producer Price Index was mainly affected by the movement in the index for the major group ‘Refined Petroleum Products’ which fell by 12.2 per cent. The highest weighted major group ‘Food, Beverages and Tobacco’ recorded a negligible movement in its index. However, the index for the major group, ‘Chemicals and Chemical Products’ increased by 1.6 per cent for the month of January 2015.2/26/20153/30/2015
TradeJamaica’s expenditure on merchandise imports during January to November 2014 fell by US$279.6 million or 5.0 per cent to to US$5,287.0 million when compared to the same period in 2013. Earnings from total exports fell by US$109.1 million or 7.5 per cent to US$1,347.4 million. As a result, the trade deficit at the end of the 2014 review period stood at US$3,939.6 million, decreasing by 4.1 per cent or US$170.5 million when compared to the similar 2013 period.2/27/20153/31/2015

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