Jamaica Sugar Exports Up, Coffee Exports Down

Jamaica has been exporting more sugar this year.

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Data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, show exports in the first five months of the year were valued at US$44m.

That was up 11% from a year ago.

In the meantime, coffee exports have dipped.

Trade data show coffee exports were valued at US$7.4m between January and May. That was down 14% when compared to 2013.

Despite the dip, coffee remained the biggest traditional agricultural export.

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