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PIOJ reports 6.3% economic growth for July to September quarter

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) estimated that the economy grew by 6.3 per cent during the July to September quarter this year.
 
The PIOJ's Director General Dr. Wayne Henry gave the preliminary estimates, at a media briefing on Wednesday morning.
 
Dr. Henry said the key sectors which contributed to growth were manufacturing, which was up 8.5 per cent, agriculture 7.2 per cent and construction, which had marginal growth of 1.7 per cent.
 
The mining and quarrying sector declined by 31 per cent.
 
This was linked to the fire at the Jamalco alumina refinery in Clarendon.  


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