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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
RegionNorthern America
Capital CityKingston
Government Typerepresentative parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy.
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyJamaican dollar, JMD
Phone Code +1-876
Important CitiesKingston, Portmore, Montego Bay
National DayIndependence Day (Aug-06)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking71
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Forestry,Mining
Major ExportsInorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Ores, slag and ash, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Miscellaneous edible preparations, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, pastrycooks' products, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Iron and steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Ceramic products, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Articles of iron or steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic, Cereals
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment , Plastics and articles thereof, Pharmaceutical products, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Cereals, Articles of iron or steel, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds, Paper and paperboard, articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard, Iron and steel
Major Imports from IndiaCoffee, tea, maté and spices, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds , Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material, Pharmaceutical products, Essential oils and resinoids, perfumery, cosmetic , Mineral fuels, mineral oils, Plastics and articles thereof, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Foreign Relations
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.
Bordering NationsCayman Islands, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
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 IndiaJamaican High Commission
H.E. Mr. Jason Hall
High Commissioner
B 9/1 Ground FloorVasant ViharNew Delhi110057
01140292500 (O)