Monthly Archives - August 2017

National exports decrease by 1.6% and Imports increase by 3.2% during 1st half of 2017

The statistical data issued by the Department of Statistics indicate that the value of total exports reached JD. 2493.6 million During the 1st half of 2017 [i.e., a decrease by 0.6% compared with the same period of 2016]. Meanwhile, the national exports value reached JD. 2071.9 Million during the 1st half of 2017[i.e. a decrease by 1.6% compared with the same period of 2016]. The value of re-exports reached JD.421.7 million during the 1st half of 2017 which indicates [...]

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0.1% the average decrease of Industrial producers’ prices during June 2017 compared with the same period 2016

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the General Industrial Price Index during June 2017 as compared with the same period of 2016 by 0.1%. This mainly was a result of a decrease in the quarrying industries prices by 19.1% with a relative importance of 8.2%, the electricity prices by 2.2% with a relative importance of 5.8%.While there was an increase in the manufacturing industries prices by 2.1% with a relative importance of [...]

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Industrial Production Quantities decrease by 4.4% during June 2017

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the General Industrial Index Number of the Industrial Production Quantities by 4.4% during June 2017 as compared with the same period of 2016.This decrease resulted from a retreat in the quantities of the Manufacturing Industries by 6.7% with a relative importance of 86.0% and quantities of electricity production by 3.3% with a relative importance of 5.8%, whereas , there was an increase in the quantities of quarrying production by [...]

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The total unemployment rate for the year 2016 is 1.6% higher than in 2000

The figures and statistical data issued by the Department of Statistics on the basis of the Labor Force Survey indicate that the total unemployment rate for the year 2016 increased by 1.6% compared to the same period of 2000, which was 13.7%, reaching 15.3% in 2016. As for the unemployment rate for males, it increased by 1%, in 2016 it was approximately 13.3%, compared to 12.3% in 2000. For females, the unemployment rate increased by 3.1% in 2016 compared to [...]

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