Jamaica recorded a trade deficit of 1037303 USD Thousand in the second quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Jamaica averaged -748008.02 USD Thousand from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -121925 USD Thousand in the second quarter of 1992 and a record low of -1682375 USD Thousand in the third quarter of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2013-03-31 04:00 PM Balance of Trade $-9969K $-11272K
2013-06-28 09:30 PM Balance of Trade $-12641K $-9969K -9397.9K
2013-10-01 12:00 AM Balance of Trade $-856.9M $-1042M(R) -1016.2M


Jamaica Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1037303.00 -716957.17 -121925.00 -1682375.00 USD Thousand [+]
Exports 407398.00 273717.50 796371.00 244067.00 USD Thousand [+]
Imports 1444701.00 990674.67 2437559.00 395093.00 USD Thousand [+]
Current Account -74.30 -111.20 137.40 -536.10 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -1.20 -1.20 -20.40 percent [+]
Remittances 2305.20 2291.50 2305.20 968.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.06 0.12 0.23 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 311861.00 361177.00 460012.00 102095.00 people [+]
External Debt 13081.74 14754.06 14754.06 8782.88 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -22.60 -531.43 761.10 -595.70 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 166.90 243.80 273.82 68.70 USD Million [+]

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Jamaica Balance of Trade

In Jamaica, trade accounts for around 50 percent of GDP. Yet, Jamaica imports most of the goods it consumes, leading to consistent trade deficits of around 20 percent of GDP. Jamaica is a major exporter of bauxite used for aluminium production. Other exports include ethanol, cane sugar, alcoholic beverages, coffee, scrap metal, cyclic compounds and manioc. Jamaica’s main trading partner is the United States (52 percent of total trade). Others include Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Japan. This page provides - Jamaica Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jamaica Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1037303.00 -716957.17 -121925.00 -1682375.00 1992 - 2018 USD Thousand Quarterly




Country Last
Argentina 314.00 Sep/18
Australia 3017.00 Sep/18
Brazil 6121.36 Oct/18
Canada -416.30 Sep/18
China 340.16 Oct/18
Euro Area 11671.20 Aug/18
France -5663.00 Sep/18
Germany 18395.00 Sep/18
India -13980.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 227.10 Sep/18
Italy 2564.00 Aug/18
Japan 139.56 Sep/18
Mexico -194.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 3463.00 Aug/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 3685.26 Sep/18
South Africa -2950.00 Sep/18
South Korea 6552.00 Oct/18
Spain -3057300.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1869.47 Sep/18
United Kingdom -27.00 Sep/18
United States -54019.00 Sep/18


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