Jamaica’s real Gross Domestic Product, GDP, grew by one-point-one percent for the April to June quarter in comparison to the corresponding period last year.
That’s according to the newly appointed Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. PIOJ, Dr. Wayne Henry.
Dr. Henry was speaking at a PIOJ quarterly briefing earlier this morning.
He says this improvement in GDP reflects estimated increases of 2.3-percent and 0.8 percent in the goods producing and services industries respectively.
Dr. Henry says as long as economic conditions remain favorable, Jamaica will remain on track to grow between point-five and 1.5-percent for the July to September quarter.