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International Rankings of Jamaica - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Jamaica, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Jamaica, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 41 13 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 101 385603 2020
Internet users - percent of population 26 82 % 2021
Internet users - total 129 2.296 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 42 17 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 99 446831 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 57 103 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 142 2.905 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 123 4.564 billion US Dollars 2020
Budget - revenues 119 4.029 billion US Dollars 2020
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 26 0.5 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 67 125.275 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 106 13.876 billion US Dollars 2019
Exports 136 4.385 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 127 15.847 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 116 30.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 95 13.7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 29 81.9 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 100 47.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 80 21.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 55 0.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 94 7 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 113 21.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 52 71.9 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 78 35 % 2016
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 65 29.3 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2015
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 25 2.6 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 128 7.414 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 124 2.38 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 53 5.86 % 2021
Labor force 135 1.418 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 107 17.1 % 2016
Public debt 18 106.28 % of GDP 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 143 27.136 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 96 4.6 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 122 9600 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 7 25.29 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 103 4.838 billion US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 42 25.71 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 73 9.18 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 65 31.458 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 50 22.1 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 48 26.1 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 109 177000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 104 549000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 95 9.276 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 106 61000 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 87 82000 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 138 3.051 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 131 1.216 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 109 1.149 billion kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 51 0.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 45 87.5 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 116 4 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 57 1.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 37 6.8 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 101 49.700 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 98 693.422 million cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 67 667.115 million cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 66 20100 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 98 61100 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 94 3000 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 111 823 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 102 30580 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 89 24250 bbl/day 2017
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 107 8.23 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 157 1.08 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 107 14.83 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 88 41.4 2018
Land use - arable land 90 11.1 2018
Land use - forest 98 31.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 32 9.2 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 72 21.1 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 84 0.15 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 138 10.820 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 119 110.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 46 1.100 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 100 140.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 124 0.79 2025
Urbanization - urban population 105 57.4 2023
Geography
Area - land 166 10831 sq km 0
Area - total 168 10991 sq km 0
Area - water 108 160166 sq km 0
Coastline 83 1022 km 0
Elevation - highest point 97 2256 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 150 18 meters 0
Irrigated land 125 250 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 164 N/A km 2024
Land use - agricultural land 88 41.4 2018
Land use - arable land 90 11.1 2018
Land use - forest 98 31.1 2018
Land use - permanent crops 32 9.2 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 72 21.1 2018
Military
Military expenditures 35 1.3 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 101 1.19 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 39 0.35 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 59 1.66 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 95 3.46 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 72 0.25 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 88 15.8 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 74 2.5 % 1819
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 52 6.6 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 160 32.7 % 2023
Death rate 54 7.4 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 85 13.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 88 7.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 170 38 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 134 28 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 16 98.3 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 78 6.1 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 71 3.6 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 49 1.7 % of population 0
Education expenditures 26 6 % of GDP 2021
Gross reproduction rate 70 1 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 137 9.6128 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 111 12.2 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 111 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 141 77.911 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 62 74.3 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 69 76 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 47 93.1 % 2015
Literacy - male 64 84 % 0
Literacy - total population 56 88.7 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 66 99 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 142 31.3129 years 0
Median age - male 95 29.7 years 0
Median age - total 88 30.5 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 66 21.2 2008
Net migration rate 111 7.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 47 24.7 % 2016
Physicians density 129 0.53 physicians/1,000 population 2018
Population 140 2.821 million 2023
Population growth rate 145 0.09 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 14 98.6 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 114 0.6 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 110 1.1 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 81 1.4 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 26 0.97 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 22 0.91 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 21 0.98 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 87 2.05 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 124 0.79 2025
Urbanization - urban population 105 57.4 2023
Transportation
Airports 107 20 2024
Heliports 64 2 2024
Merchant marine - total 115 40 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 139 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 102 N/A 2024
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 28 N/A 2024
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 135 N/A km 2024
Roadways - total 142 N/A km 2024
Waterways 110 N/A km 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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