Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Jamaica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESJamaicaWorldExportsValue (US$)1,316,037,052.001,327,601,926.001,622,859,783.001,711,790,055.001,569,116,558.001,451,988,337.001,262,584,854.001,201,786,561.001,309,718,443.001,878,239,268.001,586,350,782.001,218,398,772.14
Value Growth, YoY (%)-46.030.8722.235.47-8.33-7.46-13.04-4.818.9843.40-15.54-23.19
ImportsValue (US$)5,064,255,567.005,225,226,738.006,436,591,867.006,580,358,184.006,216,155,431.005,835,517,278.004,993,029,814.004,767,089,174.005,818,098,181.006,125,968,821.006,339,232,886.004,697,765,105.15
Value Growth, YoY (%)-40.173.1723.182.23-5.53-6.12-14.43-4.5222.045.293.48-25.89

The value of merchandise exports from Jamaica totalled $ 1.21 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Jamaica decreased by 23% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 367 million (the value of merchandise exports from Jamaica amounted to $1.58 billion in 2019)

Jamaica's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Jamaica in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 46% (567 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 9.71% (118 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 8.06% (98 million US$)
  • Iceland with a share of 6.89% (83 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 5.54% (67 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 4.51% (55 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.76% (21 million US$)
  • Guyana with a share of 1.62% (19.7 million US$)
  • Cayman Islands with a share of 1.56% (19 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 1.41% (17.2 million US$)

Exports structure from Jamaica in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 36% (440 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 19.5% (238 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.5% (128 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 7.28% (88 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.75% (45 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.35% (40 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 3% (36 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 2.33% (28 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
  • 2.3% (28 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 0.92% (11.2 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

What did Jamaica export in 2020?

Jamaica's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 36% ($439 million): 2818 - Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined; aluminium oxide; aluminium hydroxide
  • 19.3% ($235 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 7.28% ($88 million): 2606 - Aluminium ores and concentrates
  • 4.92% ($59 million): 2208 - Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages
  • 3.62% ($44 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.
  • 2.44% ($29 million): 2103 - Sauces and preparations therefor; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard
  • 2.16% ($26 million): 2203 - Beer made from malt
  • 2.07% ($25 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
  • 1.8% ($22 million): 2008 - Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants; prepared or preserved in ways n.e.s., whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 1.79% ($21 million): 2205 - Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavoured with plants or aromatic substances

The value of merchandise imports to Jamaica totalled $ 4.69 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Jamaica decreased by 25% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 1.64 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Jamaica was equal to $6.33 billion in 2019)

Jamaica's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Jamaica in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 39% (1.86 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 8.33% (391 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 6.54% (307 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.37% (205 million US$)
  • Colombia with a share of 2.93% (137 million US$)
  • Trinidad and Tobago with a share of 2.93% (137 million US$)
  • Nigeria with a share of 2.39% (112 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.27% (106 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 2.07% (97 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 1.8% (84 million US$)

Imports structure to Jamaica in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.7% (881 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.74% (410 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.63% (405 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.68% (267 million US$): 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
  • 4.37% (205 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.61% (169 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.32% (156 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations
  • 3.11% (146 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.18% (102 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.11% (99 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Jamaica import in 2020?

Jamaica's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 8.1% ($380 million): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 7.45% ($350 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 5.56% ($261 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
  • 3.38% ($159 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
  • 3.07% ($144 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 2.61% ($123 million): 2106 - Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included
  • 1.59% ($74 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics
  • 1.56% ($73 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.52% ($71 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 1.26% ($59 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones

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Jamaica | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020