Jamaica Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Jamaica was recorded at 8.60 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Inflation Rate in Jamaica averaged 10.96 Percent from 2002 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 26.49 Percent in August of 2008 and a record low of 5.29 Percent in November of 2006. In Jamaica, the inflation rate measures a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods. This page provides - Jamaica Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
8.60 9.30 26.49 5.29 7.38 | 2014/06 2002 - 2014 Percent Monthly
2006=100

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Jamaica Inflation Rate
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2013-11-18 01:55 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2013 10.4% 11% 11.52%
2013-12-18 04:00 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Nov 2013 10.2% 10.4% 10.19%
2014-02-18 04:00 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Jan 2014 9.3% 9.7% 9.41%
2014-03-18 06:00 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Feb 2014 8.6% 9.3% 9.38%
2014-04-23 06:00 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 8.6% 8.92%
2014-05-15 04:00 PM Jamaica
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 7.5%
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Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Inflation Rate 8.60 2014-02-28 9.30 26.49 5.29 7.38 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Inflation Rate | Notes
The data given on this page shows an annual change in the Consumer Price Index. The CPI measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is calculated by taking price changes for each item in the predetermined basket of goods and services and averaging them. The items weight according to their importance. Depending on the country, the highest weights are usually given to the food, energy, housing, clothing, medical care, transportation and household equipment.


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Jamaica GDP Annual Growth Rate at 1.80 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Jamaica expanded 1.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
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Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica decreased to 5.60 percent in February of 2014 from 6.10 percent in January of 2014. Youth Unemployment Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications.
Jamaica Corporate Tax Rate at 25.00 percent  
The Corporate Tax Rate in Jamaica stands at 25 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
Jamaica Sales Tax Rate | VAT at 16.50 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Jamaica stands at 16.50 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
Jamaica Inflation Rate at 8.60 Percent  
The inflation rate in Jamaica was recorded at 8.60 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
Jamaica GDP Growth Rate at 0.80 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Jamaica expanded 0.80 percent in the third quarter of 2013 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.
Jamaica Balance of Trade at -975800.00 USD Thousand  
Jamaica recorded a trade deficit of 975800 USD Thousand in the third quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
Jamaica Interest Rate at 5.75 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Jamaica was last recorded at 5.75 percent. Interest Rate in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
Jamaica Government Budget at -1.90 Percent of GDP  
Jamaica recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 1.90 percent of the countrys Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Government Budget in Jamaica is reported by the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance.
Jamaica Current Account at -409.30 USD Million  
Jamaica recorded a Current Account deficit of 409.30 USD Million in the third quarter of 2013. Current Account in Jamaica is reported by the Bank of Jamaica.
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