Jamaica 1998

Jamaica Capital

Yearbook 1998

Jamaica. According to Countryaah, the capital of Jamaica is Kingston. The ruling People’s National Party (PNP) won the election in December 1997 and won 33 of the parliament’s 60 seats. Prime Minister Percival J. Patterson appointed new government on January 2, 1998.

Economy

Inflation rate 4.40%
Unemployment rate 12.2%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 26,060,000,000
GDP growth rate 0.70%
GDP per capita $ 9,200
GDP by sector
Agriculture 7.00%
Industry 21.10%
Service 71.90%
State budget
Revenue 3.214 billion
Expenditure 3.772 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 16.5%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 35.8
Lower 10% 2.1
Industrial production growth rate 1.70%
Investment volume 24.6% of GDP
National debt 101.00% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves 3,100,000,000 USD
Tourism 2014
Number of visitors 2,080,000
Revenue $ 2,255,000,000

Jamaica Capital