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Government of Jamaica


Speaking Notes: Review of Economic Performance, January–March 2022

This release of the preliminary estimate is consistent with trends in all modern economies globally, where it is the common practice to release a 1st, 2nd and even a 3rd preliminary estimate, before the final official figures are released. The PIOJ releases the preliminary growth estimate approximately six weeks following the end of the quarter being reviewed. Note, however, that the targeted timeline for the press briefing is sometimes impacted by challenges in the data collection process. STATIN releases the official GDP figures at the end of the 3rd month following the end of the quarter. READ MORE