0.56% the Average decrease of the General Consumer Price Index for July 2020

0.56% the Average decrease of the General Consumer Price Index for July 2020

The monthly report on the Consumer Price Index in Jordan issued by the Department of Statistics indicates that the Consumer Price Average reached 100.59 in July 2020 against 101.16 during the same month of 2019 recorded a decrease by 0.56%. The main commodities groups, which contributed to this decrease, were “Fuel & lighting” by 0.58 percentage points, “Transport” by 0.46 percentage points, “Rents” by 0.33 percentage points, “Vegetables, Dried and Canned Legumes” by 0.26 percentage points and “Meat & poultry” by 0.16 percentage points. Meanwhile, the main commodities groups which witnessed an increase in their prices were “Tobacco and Cigarettes” by 0.30 percentage points, “Dairy and its products and eggs” by 0.14 percentage points, “Education” by 0.14 percentage points and “Fruits & Nuts “ by 0.11 percentage points.

On the monthly level, the Consumer Price index for July 2020 reached 100.59 against 100.51 during the previous month of 2020 recorded an increase by 0.08%. The main commodities groups which contributed to this increase were “Transport” by 0.39 percentage points, “Fuel & lighting” by 0.11 percentage points, “Health” by 0.04 percentage points, “spices, food enhancers and other foods” by 0.02 percentage points and “Tobacco and Cigarettes ” by 0.02 percentage points. Meanwhile, the main groups which witnessed a decrease in their prices were “Vegetables, Dried and Canned Legumes” by 0.27 percentage points, “Fruits &Nuts” by 0.11 percentage points, “Clothes” by 0.05 percentage points and “Culture &Recreation” by 0.03 percentage points.
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