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EXTERNAL TRADE

The External trade statistics are compiled from administrative records of the Customs Department and are commonly referred to Customs based Trade Statistics. In addition, supplementary data for major trading commodities such as banana, sugar, bauxite, alumina, gypsum, petroleum, and petroleum products is collected from other relevant trading bodies.

Exports are a combination of domestic exports and re-exports, while domestic exports includes commodities grown in the island, extracted from its natural resources or manufactured in the country.

Re-exports are exports of goods of foreign origin which have not been transformed while in Jamaica. This includes goods moving outward from customs storage or manufacturing warehouses.

2006 - September 2013 Balance of Visible Trade (Incl. Single Entity Free Zone Companies) In US Dollars
Balance of Visible Trade
(Incl. Single Entity Free Zone Companies)
US$'000
Period Balance of Visible Trade Imports
(C.I.F.)
Total Exports
(F.O.B.)
Total Exports
(F.O.B.)
Domestic Exports Re-exports
2005 -3,437,954 4,972,254 1,534,300 1,503,926 30,374
2006 r. -3,743,968 5,746,272 2,002,304 1,964,420 37,884
2007 r. -4,043,227 6,358,074 2,314,847 2,249,716 65,132
2008 r. -5,102,913 7,642,033 2,539,120 2,475,634 63,486
2009 -3,738,260 5,057,631 1,319,371 1,242,371 77,000
2010* -3,990,755 5,326,438 1,335,683 1,253,379 82,304
2011* -4,817,049 6,439,425 1,622,376 1,535,204 87,172
Jan-Dec. 2012r -4,602,654 6,331,064 1,728,410 1,660,662 67,748
Jan-Dec. 2013p -4,658,694 6,218,595 1,559,901 1,479,018 80,884
Jan-Mar 2014p. -1,053,475 1,411,802 358,327 344,504 13,823
r. Revised,p. Preliminary Data
* Includes Jamaica Free Zone
Balance of Trade 1970-2009
Last Updated: July 18, 2014
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