Jamaica has recorded an increase in motor vehicles imports.
According to the Economic and Social Survey Jamaica 2016, data from the Trade Board show, just over 40,000 motor vehicles were approved for importation during the year.
This represented a 25.7 per cent increase in the number of vehicles imported when compared with 2015.
And the Trade Board issued 1,170 permits for non-motor vehicle imports during 2016 representing a 24 per cent increase over the previous year.
This was due to an increase in business imports up 26.8 per cent which outweighed a 2.4 per cent decline in the number of permits granted for individual imports.
For business imports, the increase in the number of permits issued was due to the subcategories: Firearms, Explosives, Ammunition, Refined Sugar as well as Salt, Sulphur, Earth and Stone as well as Cement.