GDP in Jamaica

Jamaica GDP | Economic News & Forecasts

Jamaica - GDP

Evidence is mounting that Jamaica’s economic recovery is firming, despite last month’s news that GDP growth came in below expectations in Q4. Exports grew rapidly over the first two months of the year, edging ahead of import growth, thus suggesting the external sector will have made a positive contribution to growth in Q1. Solid growth in imports reflected sky-high business confidence in Q1, as reported by the Chamber of Commerce. Consumer sentiment, in contrast, was down in the first quarter. This was likely a first round effect of the fledgling Trump presidency, whose tough immigration stance threatens remittance flows. Indeed, while official data has yet to be published, the consumer sentiment survey showed remittance flows were down in Q1.

Jamaica - GDP Data

2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  
Economic Growth (GDP, annual variation in %)1.7  -0.6  0.5  0.7  1.0  

Sample Report

5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.


Jamaica Facts


Sample Report

Get a sample report showing all the data and analysis covered in our Regional, Country and Commodities reports.


Start Your Free Trial

Start working with the reports used by the world’s major financial institutions, multinational enterprises & government agencies now. Click on the button below to get started.

Sign Up

Economic News

    Search form