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GDPThe Jamaican economy grew by 1.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar quarter of 2013. This performance reflected an improvement of 6.3 per cent in output in the Goods Producing industries and a 0.5 per cent increase in the Services industries. When compared to the first quarter of 2014, the economy improved by 1.4 per cent.9/30/201412/31/2014
LFSThe main findings of the July 2014 Labour Force Survey, conducted by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) are presented below. The reference week for this survey was June 22-28, 2014. The 2011 Population Census distribution was used to derive all the estimates for this survey.11/3/20141/30/2015
TradeJamaica’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 2013.11/28/201412/31/2014
CPIThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) reveals that as at November 2014 the All Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index was 224.9 indicating a fall of 0.5 per cent over the October 2014 index of 226.1. This movement represents the lowest inflation rate since the start of the 2014 calendar year. Downward movement in the index for the three highest weighted divisions contributed to this. The index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ declined by 0.1 per cent, and was mainly due to lower prices for vegetables. A reduction in the cost of electricity and lower rates for water and sewage were the key factors influencing the division ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’, which moved down by 3.6 per cent. 12/15/20141/15/2015
PPIThe Producer Price Index for the month of November showed that there was a decline of 0.1 per cent for the Mining & Quarrying industry. This was the second recorded decline for the year, the first being in April when the index fell by 5.0 per cent.12/24/20141/29/2015

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