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Jamaica Trade Summary

2012

Jamaica exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR JAMAICA 2012

Overall Exports and Imports for Jamaica 2012

Exports and imports of Jamaica in 2012 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 1,712 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 6,580 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 1,572 products were exported to 107 countries and 3,633 products were imported from 119 countries.

Jamaica top 5 Export and Import partners 2012

Top five countries to which Jamaica exported in 2012 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Jamaica exports to United States worth US$ 823 million, with a partner share of 48.10 percent.
  2. Jamaica exports to Canada worth US$ 122 million, with a partner share of 7.10 percent.
  3. Jamaica exports to Slovenia worth US$ 71 million, with a partner share of 4.17 percent.
  4. Jamaica exports to Netherlands worth US$ 71 million, with a partner share of 4.12 percent.
  5. Jamaica exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 69 million, with a partner share of 4.04 percent.

Top five countries from which Jamaica imported goods in 2012 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Jamaica imports from United States worth US$ 2,349 million, with a partner share of 35.70 percent.
  2. Jamaica imports from Venezuela worth US$ 1,014 million, with a partner share of 15.41 percent.
  3. Jamaica imports from Trinidad and Tobago worth US$ 699 million, with a partner share of 10.62 percent.
  4. Jamaica imports from China worth US$ 310 million, with a partner share of 4.72 percent.
  5. Jamaica imports from Mexico worth US$ 264 million, with a partner share of 4.01 percent.

Jamaica Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2012

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$ 508,897.81 million.
  2. Jamaica exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 365,590.95 million.
  3. Jamaica exported Undenatured ethyl alcohol, of alcoholic strengt , worth US$ 179,193.54 million.
  4. Jamaica exported Aluminium ores and concentrates , worth US$ 130,435.80 million.
  5. Jamaica exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 92,483.23 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$ 1,361,951.58 million.
  2. Jamaica imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 939,267.53 million.
  3. Jamaica imported Undenatured ethyl alcohol, of alcoholic strengt , worth US$ 248,301.49 million.
  4. Jamaica imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 136,396.14 million.
  5. Jamaica imported Ethyl alcohol and other denatured spirits of an , worth US$ 135,958.59 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2012

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2012 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2012

Tariffs imposed by Jamaica in 2012 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 40 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 11.14 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 10.38 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 1,221,225.25 and duty free tariff line items share was 8.25 percent.

Development Indicators 2012

Key Development Indicators of Jamaica in 2012 are below

  • Jamaica GDP in current US dollar was 14,799 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 4,960.00 .
  • Jamaica Trade balance: as % of GDP was -21.67.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -3,207.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 82.04 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 33.33 .

Trade Indicators 2012

Trade Indicators for Jamaica in 2012 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.16.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.19.
  • World Growth in percentage was 0.02 and Jamaica Country Growth was -7.84 .