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GDPThe Jamaican economy grew by 1.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the similar quarter of 2013. This performance resulted from increased output levels in both the Goods Producing industries of 5.5 per cent and Services industries of 0.3 per cent. For the fiscal year 2013/2014 the economy grew by 0.9 per cent.6/30/20149/30/2014
LFSIn April 2014, the number of persons in the Labour Force was 1,311,100, a decrease of 11,300 (0.9%) from the 1,322,400 recorded in April 2013. The male labour force was relatively unchanged from 716,100 persons in April 2013 to 716,000 persons in April 2014. The female labour force decreased by 11,200 (1.9%) from 606,300 in April 2013 to 595,100 in April 20148/4/201410/31/2014
PPIFor the month of July 2014, output prices increased by 2.8 per cent for the Mining & Quarrying industry when compared to the month of June 2014. P roducer’s prices for the Manufacturing industry for the same period experienced an increas e of 0.6 per cent . This was mostly influenced by the major group ‘Other Non Metallic Mineral Prod ucts’ up by 3.4 per cent and the highest weighted major group ‘Food Beverages & Tobacco’ inc reasing by 0.3 per cent for the period under review. However, the major group ‘Refined Pet roleum Products’ tempered this movement by registering a decrease of 0.6 per cent in its index. 8/28/20149/28/2014
TradeJamaica imported goods valued at US$2,396.0 million for the January to May 2014 period, a decrease of US$223.7 million or 8.5 per cent. Total exports for the January to May 2014 period amounted to US$615.5 million, down from US$714.8 million recorded for the comparable 2013 period with US$37.6 million originating from the Jamaica Free Zone. The value of total exports fell by US$99.3 million or 13.9 per cent.8/29/20149/30/2014
CPIIn August 2014, the inflation rate for Jamaica as represented by the ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index was 1.1 per cent. This inflation rate was chiefly the result of a 2.7 per cent upward movement in the index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’. The index for the group ‘Food’ increased by 2.8 per cent as production levels of some agricultural crops declined due to the continued drought conditions across the island. This resulted in higher prices for the classes ‘Vegetables and Starchy Foods’ and ‘Fruit’ which rose by 9.8 per cent and 2.6 per cent respectively. 9/15/201410/15/2014

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