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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
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
TradeJamaica’s expenditure on merchandise imports during January to September 2014 fell and was valued at US$4,393.3 million. Imports fell by US$80.6 million or 1.8 per cent when compared to the same period in 2013. Earnings from total exports fell by US$107.6 million or 8.8 per cent to US$1,109.0 million when compared to the same period in 2013. As a result, the trade deficit for the first nine months of 2014 stood at US$3,284.3 million, widening by 0.8 per cent or US$27.0 million when compared to US$3,257.3 million in the similar 2013 period.12/31/20141/30/2015
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
CPIThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) reports that as at December 2014 the All Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index was 224.1 indicating a fall of 0.3 per cent over the November 2014 index of 224.9. This was largely attributable to the downward movement recorded in the index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’, ‘Housing Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ and ‘Transport’. The index for the division ‘Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ declined by 0.6 per cent, due mainly to lower prices for vegetables. Lower rates for water and sewage in addition to a reduction in the cost of electricity were key factors influencing the division ’Housing, Water, Electricity, gas and Other Fuels’, which moved down by 1.2 per cent. A decrease of 0.4 per cent was recorded for the division ‘’Transportation as a result of global reduction in oil prices.1/15/20152/16/2015

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