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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
PPIThe Producer Price Index of 145.4 was recorded for the Mining & Quarrying industry for September 2014. This represented a 0.2 per cent increase over the previous month. The index recorded for the Manufacturing industry for the month being reviewed was 173.0. This indicated a negative 0.4 per cent movement for the industry when compared to the previous month August. The major group mainly influencing the industry’s movement was ‘Refined Petroleum Products’, declining by 3.0 per cent. The Industry’s index was tempered by the 0.1 per cent upward movement in ‘Food, Beverages & Tobacco’ and 2.3 per cent increase in the major group ‘Other Manufacturing n.e.c’.10/30/201411/27/2014
TradeJamaica’s expenditure on merchandise imports during January to July 2014 was valued at US$3,465.2 million, decreasing by 2.4 per cent or US$86.4 million when compared to the US$3,551.5 million recorded in the similar 2013 period. Earnings from total exports for the 2014 review period amounted to US$851.9 million, a decline of 12.9 per cent or US$126.7 million relative to the US$978.6 million in the similar 2013 period. During the first seven Months of 2014 the Merchandise trade deficit was US$2,613.3 million compared to US$2,573.0 million in the comparable period for 2013.10/31/201411/28/2014
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
CPIThe Statistical Institute of Jamaica (Statin) reveals that as at October 2014 the All Jamaica ‘All Divisions’ Consumer Price Index was 226.1. This represents an inflation rate of 0.1 per cent, when compared to the previous month. The main contributors to this movement were the 0.2 per cent increase in the index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages’ and the 0.3 per cent increase in ‘Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels”. This increase in the index for the latter division was mainly as a result of higher water and sewerage charges in October 2014. The decline in the index for the division ‘Transport’ of 0.8 per cent moderated the effect of these increases. The ‘Transport’ division’s index fell as a result of the decline in the cost of air fares, as well as the price of fuel.11/17/201412/15/2014

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