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About Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country in the West Indies and has been part of the British colony and part of the common wealth nations. The Queen of England is considered the head of state of Jamaica.

The country’s economy includes Agriculture, Mining, and Manufacturing. However, Service Industry in Jamaica flourishes especially for its Tourism and Financial Services activities.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CityKingston
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyJamaican dollar, JMD
Phone Code +1-876, +1-658 (Overlay of 876)
Important CitiesKingston, Portmore, Montego Bay
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-06)
GDP (nominal)USD 18.761 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking71
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Forestry,Mining
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsCayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Cereals & Pulses, Spices, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Machinery & Appliances, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plastics and Products, Fruits and Nuts, Cosmetics and Accessories
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Wood and Pulp, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Household Items & Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 1.901 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 7.731 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 5.83 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaTotal trade between India and Jamaica was worth just US$23 million in 2009–10, with India accounting for nearly all of the exports to Jamaica.
Major Exports to IndiaWood and Pulp, Spices, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Live Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Ceramic Products, Electrical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Gems & Jewellery, Books and Papers, Spices, Plastics and Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 4.99 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 87.75 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 82.76 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for JamaicaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr R. Masakui
Honourable High Commissioner
5 Earls Court,Acadia,Kingston 8
00-1-876- 9273114, 9274270

Embassy Details of Jamaica in IndiaJamaica
Jamaican High Commission
H.E. Mr. Jason Hall
High Commissioner
B 9/1 Ground FloorVasant ViharNew Delhi110057
01140292500 (O)