Jamaica import bill rises by 6.5% in the first nine months of 2019

Jamaica import bill rises by 6.5% in the first nine months of 2019

Exports amount down for the same period

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jamaica’s imports for January to September 2019 were valued at US$4,816.5 million, an increase of 6.5 per cent when compared to US$4,520.4 million which was spent for the similar period in 2018 according to the International Merchandise Trade (IMT) Bulletin released recently by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN).

The September 2019 IMT Bulletin further outlined that revenue from exports amounted to US$1,268.7 million for the current review period, 9.1 per cent lower than the US$1,396.0 million earned in the similar period in 2018.

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