Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Jamaica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Jamaica World Exports Value (US$) 2 438 809 719.00 1 316 037 052.00 1 327 601 926.00 1 622 859 783.00 1 711 790 055.00 1 569 116 558.00 1 451 988 337.00 1 262 584 854.00 1 201 786 561.00 1 309 718 443.00 1 586 350 782.00
Imports Value (US$) 8 465 405 058.00 5 064 255 567.00 5 225 226 738.00 6 436 591 867.00 6 580 358 184.00 6 216 155 431.00 5 835 517 278.00 4 993 029 814.00 4 767 089 174.00 5 818 098 181.00 6 339 232 886.00

The value of merchandise exports from Jamaica totalled $ 1.58 billion in 2019. (the value of merchandise exports from Jamaica amounted to $ in 2018)

Jamaica's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Jamaica in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 38% (615 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 13.8% (219 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 8.81% (139 million US$)
  • Iceland with a share of 7.42% (117 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 4.39% (69 million US$)
  • Norway with a share of 4.06% (64 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 3.15% (49 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.28% (36 million US$)
  • Georgia with a share of 2.05% (32 million US$)
  • Trinidad and Tobago with a share of 1.86% (29 million US$)

Exports structure from Jamaica in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 47% (749 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 18.8% (299 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.07% (128 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 5.67% (90 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.41% (38 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 2.15% (34 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 2.08% (33 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 1.55% (24 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 1.55% (24 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
  • 0.799% (12.6 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery

What did Jamaica export in 2019?

Jamaica's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 47% ($748 million): 2818 - Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined; aluminium oxide; aluminium hydroxide.
  • 18.6% ($295 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.67% ($90 million): 2606 - Aluminium ores and concentrates.
  • 4.04% ($64 million): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
  • 2.28% ($36 million): 0714 - Manioc, arrowroot, salep, Jerusalem artichokes, sweet potatoes and similar roots and tubers with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets; sago pith.
  • 1.58% ($25 million): 2203 - Beer made from malt.
  • 1.5% ($23 million): 2103 - Sauces and preparations therefor; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard.
  • 1.4% ($22 million): 1905 - Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
  • 1.3% ($20 million): 2008 - Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.25% ($19.9 million): 2205 - Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances.

The value of merchandise imports to Jamaica totalled $ 6.33 billion in 2019. (the value of merchandise imports to Jamaica was equal to $ in 2018)

Jamaica's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Jamaica in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 45% (2.86 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 7.76% (492 million US$)
  • Colombia with a share of 5.19% (329 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.7% (298 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 3.08% (195 million US$)
  • Trinidad and Tobago with a share of 2.73% (173 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 1.9% (120 million US$)
  • Ecuador with a share of 1.77% (112 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 1.67% (106 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 1.64% (104 million US$)

Imports structure to Jamaica in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (1.66 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.64% (547 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.56% (543 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.32% (337 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.54% (224 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.61% (165 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.6% (165 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 2.52% (159 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.22% (140 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.18% (138 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Jamaica import in 2019?

Jamaica's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 14.1% ($897 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 10% ($634 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 5.9% ($374 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.43% ($154 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.01% ($127 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.98% ($125 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.66% ($105 million): 2815 - Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
  • 1.28% ($81 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.22% ($77 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.2% ($76 million): 7228 - Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or non-alloy steel.

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Jamaica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019