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'Other agricultural crops' group grew 10.5% in first quarter

James Stewart, Senior Director in charge of Economic Planning and Research at the PIOJ
The group "Other agricultural crops" grew by an estimated 10.5 per cent in the January to March quarter.
 
James Stewart, Senior Director in charge of Economic Planning and Research at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), said this was as a result of increased production in all nine crop groups. 
 
"The most significant increases were recorded for cereals, up 69.8 per cent; potatoes, up 22.4 per cent; plantains, up 18.5 per cent; condiments up 17 per cent; other tubers, up 11.5 per cent; and vegetables, up 10.4 per cent," he outlined. 
 
Traditional export crops grew by an estimated 17.1 per cent, mainly reflecting higher output of bananas, which was up 26 per cent. 
 
Animal farming was estimated to have grown by 2.2 per cent, reflecting higher production of poultry meat - up 2.3 per cent - and eggs, which was up 6.5 per cent.  
 


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