Export market prices for Jamaica vegetables

The prices of vegetables have increased. Prior to 2019, one kg of vegetables was going for US$1.92 in 2017 and US$1.99 in 2018. In 2019 the export price changed to $2.08 per kilo, by 4.442%.

High return markets in 2019 for Jamaica vegetables per kilo were from exports to Trinidad and Tobago, Belgium, United Kingdom (UK), the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. The exports of vegetables from Jamaica are categorised as:

  • Fresh or chilled vegetables (excluding potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables of the Allium spp., cabbages of the genus Brassica, lettuces of the species Lactuca sativa and Cichorium, carrots, turnips, salad beetroot, salsify, celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots, cucumbers and gherkins, leguminous vegetables, asparagus, aubergines, mushrooms, truffles, fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach) (HS code 070990)
  • Homogenised vegetables put up for retail sale as infant food or for dietetic purposes, in containers of <= 250 g (HS code 200510)
  • Vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar, non-frozen (excluding preserved by sugar, homogenized vegetables of subheading 2005.10, and tomatoes, mushrooms, truffles, potatoes, peas "Pisum sativum", beans "Vigna, Phaseolus", asparagus, olives and sweet corn "Zea Mays var. Saccharata", unmixed) (HS code 200590)
  • Dried, shelled leguminous vegetables, whether or not skinned or split (excluding peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils, broad beans, horse beans and pigeon peas) (HS code 071390)
  • Vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen (excluding preserved by sugar, and tomatoes, mushrooms, truffles and potatoes, unmixed) (HS code 200490)
  • Fresh or chilled vegetables n.e.s. (HS code 070999)
  • Vegetables, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (excluding potatoes, leguminous vegetables, spinach, New Zealand spinach, orache spinach, and sweetcorn) (HS code 071080)
  • Dried vegetables and mixtures of vegetables, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (excluding onions, mushrooms and truffles, not mixed) (HS code 071290)

Export values for Jamaica vegetables

The total values in export for vegetables in Jamaica were US$ 2,254, US$ 2,250, US$ 2,221 and US$ 1,954 in US dollar thousand for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in that order.

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Producer prices

The producer prices of vegetables have changed across major vegetables production regions in Jamaica. A kg of Jamaica Vegetables is around US $9.22 in Kingston and Montego Bay, packed and ready for export. The price in JMD currency is 0.060391.

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The prices of vegetables in Jamaica per tonne for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 were US$ 1,773.41, US$ 1,923.08, US$ 1,988.36 and US$ 2,080.94 respectively.

The total values in export for vegetables in Jamaica were US$ 2,254, US$ 2,250, US$ 2,221 and US$ 1,954 in US dollar thousand for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in that order.

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Jamaica vegetables wholesale price

In 2021, the approximate price range for Jamaica Vegetables is between US$ 2.08 and US$ 1.99 per kilogram or between US$ 0.94 and US$ 0.9 per pound(lb).

The price in Jamaican Dollar is JMD 317.7 per kg. The average price for a tonne is US$ 2080.94 in Montego Bay and Kingston.

Jamaica's import price for vegetables in 2019 was US$0.98 per kilo.