PIOJ says Jamaica’s economy grew by 1.5% during April to June quarter of this year

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says the Jamaican economy grew by an estimated 1.5% during April to June this year, when compared with the similar period last year.

Providing preliminary estimates at a Quarterly press briefing this morning, PIOJ’s Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, attributed the growth to activities in areas such as tourism, as well as mining and quarrying.

He noted, however, that further growth was hindered by the ongoing drought facing the country, as well as unplanned down times in some industries.


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