The Jamaican economy grew by 1.8% in the April to June quarter of 2014.

This, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN.

This is significantly higher than the 1.2% initially announced by the Planning Institute of Jamaica in August.

STATIN says this performance reflected an improvement of 6.3% in output in the Goods Producing industries and a 0.5% increase in the Services industries.

When compared to the first quarter of 2014, the economy improved by 1.4%.

The Goods Producing industries were positively impacted by increased output of nearly 17% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

Manufacturing and Construction also grew, but the Mining & Quarrying industry recorded a decline.

Increased output was recorded for all industries within the Services industries with the exception of the Producers of Government Services.

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