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Jamaica’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.

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Current Indicators
Inflation Rate
Decrease over November 2014:  0.3%
March 2014 - December 2014: 4.6%
December 2013 - December 2014: 6.4%

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Consumer Price Index
Consumer Price Index
October  2014 - 224.9
December  2014 - 224.1
 
Imports
August 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $408,790
September 2014 Imports
Imports (US'000) $497,262
Producer Price Index
Producer Price Index
December 2014
December 2014 Index
   Mining & Quarrying - 160.0
  Manufacturing - 169.5
December 2014 Percentage Change Increase over November 2014
   Mining & Quarrying - (0.1%)
   Manufacturing- (-0.9%)
December 2013- December 2014
  Mining & Quarrying - (17.4%)
  Manufacturing- (1.0%)
Exports
August 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000) $139,838
September 2014 Exports
Total Exports (US'000)  $112,933
Gross Domestic Product(GDP)
Gross Domestic Product(GDP) September Quarter 2014
Rate of Growth of Value added at Constant Prices June Quarter 2014
 
1.8 % increase over June Quarter 2014
1.4 % incease over March Quarter 2014
Employment Rate
Employment Rate
July 2014 -86.2%
Balance of Trade Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate
July 2014 -13.8%
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