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Jamaica Trade Summary

2008

Jamaica exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR JAMAICA 2008

Overall Exports and Imports for Jamaica 2008

Exports and imports of Jamaica in 2008 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 2,439 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 8,465 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,586 products were exported to 117 countries and 3,677 products were imported from 110 countries.

Jamaica top 5 Export and Import partners 2008

Top five countries to which Jamaica exported in 2008 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Jamaica exports to United States worth US$ 983 million, with a partner share of 40.31 percent.
  2. Jamaica exports to Canada worth US$ 259 million, with a partner share of 10.62 percent.
  3. Jamaica exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 225 million, with a partner share of 9.24 percent.
  4. Jamaica exports to Netherlands worth US$ 192 million, with a partner share of 7.86 percent.
  5. Jamaica exports to France worth US$ 136 million, with a partner share of 5.56 percent.

Top five countries from which Jamaica imported goods in 2008 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Jamaica imports from United States worth US$ 3,333 million, with a partner share of 39.37 percent.
  2. Jamaica imports from Trinidad and Tobago worth US$ 1,478 million, with a partner share of 17.45 percent.
  3. Jamaica imports from Venezuela worth US$ 981 million, with a partner share of 11.58 percent.
  4. Jamaica imports from China worth US$ 320 million, with a partner share of 3.77 percent.
  5. Jamaica imports from Brazil worth US$ 224 million, with a partner share of 2.64 percent.

Jamaica Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2008

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Jamaica along with trade value are:

  1. Jamaica exported Aluminium oxide, other than artificial corundum , worth US$ 1,230,494.84 million.
  2. Jamaica exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 435,381.69 million.
  3. Jamaica exported Undenatured ethyl alcohol, of alcoholic strengt , worth US$ 151,522.85 million.
  4. Jamaica exported Aluminium ores and concentrates , worth US$ 114,501.36 million.
  5. Jamaica exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 104,262.75 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Jamaica along with trade value are

  1. Jamaica imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 2,496,696.79 million.
  2. Jamaica imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 866,093.42 million.
  3. Jamaica imported Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar , worth US$ 175,816.08 million.
  4. Jamaica imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 167,521.62 million.
  5. Jamaica imported Sodium hydroxide in aqueous solution (soda lye , worth US$ 152,262.58 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2008

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2008 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2008

Tariffs imposed by Jamaica in 2008 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was not available percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was not available percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was not available .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were not available and duty free tariff line items share was not available percent.

Development Indicators 2008

Key Development Indicators of Jamaica in 2008 are below

  • Jamaica GDP in current US dollar was 13,709 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 4,570.00 .
  • Jamaica Trade balance: as % of GDP was -29.69.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -4,070.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 113.58 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 37.66 .

Trade Indicators 2008

Trade Indicators for Jamaica in 2008 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.13.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.18.
  • World Growth in percentage was 7.44 and Jamaica Country Growth was 5.12 .