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13.1% the Average Decrease in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during Mar 2018

The data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for Mar 2018 by 13.1% compared with Mar 2017. (The Price Index reached 117.5 in Mar 2018 compared with 135.3 in Mar 2017).The most significant crops that contributed to this decrease were potato (28.7%), tomatoes (61.4%), green almond (29.5%), broad beans (27.1%), green sweet pepper (24.8%), eggplants (27.0%), cauliflower (27.3%), lettuce (60.2%), grapes leaves (32.2%) and carrot (25.9%).( the total of [...]

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4.6% the Average Increase of the Inflation Rate for April 2018

The monthly report on inflation in Jordan issued by the Department of Statistics indicates that the Consumer Price Average (Inflation) reached 124.3 in April 2018 against 118.8 during the same month of  2017 recorded an increase by 4.6%.The main commodities groups, which contributed to this increase, were “Transport” by 1.28 percentage points “Cereals and its Products” by 1.08 percentage points, “Tobacco and cigarettes by 0.61 percentage points, “meat & poultry”  by 0.58 percentage points and “Rents” by 0.43 percentage [...]

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Industrial Production Quantities decrease by 9.7% during March 2018

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the General Industrial Production Quantities for Mar 2018 to reach 86.0 against 95.1 for the same month of 2017 recording a decrease by 9.7%. This mainly was a result of a decrease in the production of manufacturing industries by 9.13 percentage points with a relative importance of 86.0%, quarrying industries by 0.29 percentage points with a relative importance of 8.2% and the quantities of electricity production by [...]

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2.0% the average increase in the prices of wholesale trade for the first quarter of 2018

Data issued by the Department of Statistics on the wholesale trade prices indicate an increase in the wholesale trade prices Index for the first quarter of 2018 by 2.0% to reach 97.8 in 2018 compared with 95.9 during the same period in 2017. This was a result of an increase in the prices of the group “sale of motor vehicles and their parts and motorcycles” by 8.4% , this group has  increased the index number by 1.56 percentage points, [...]

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International Workers’ Day

The world celebrates the Workers ‘ Day on the first day of May every year. The Knights of Labor, founded in 1869 as a trade union organization that seeks to improve workers’ conditions and reduce working hours, have introduced this event. Later, with the development of the trade union movement, a group of trade union leaders succeeded in forming a workers’ body in 1886. This body campaigned to consider 1 May of that year as a day of general strike [...]

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National exports increase by 0.1% and Imports by 3.9% during the first two months of 2018

The statistical data issued by the Department of Statistics indicate that the value of total exports reached JD.780.8 million During January and February 2018 [i.e., a decrease by (4.5%) compared with the same period of 2017]. Meanwhile, the national exports value reached JD.647.8 Million during January and February 2018 [i.e. an increase by 0.1% compared with the same period of 2017]. The value of re-exports reached JD 133.0 million during January and February 2018 which indicates a decrease by [...]

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21.7% the Average Decrease in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during Feb 2018

The data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for Feb 2018 by 21.7% compared with Feb 2017. (The Price Index reached 104.2 in Feb 2018 compared with 133.0 in Feb 2017).The most significant crops that contributed to this decrease were tomatoes (81.2%), potato (19.1%), squash (35.4%), eggplants (45.6%), cucumber (13.8%), cauliflower (43.4%), broad beans (33.9%), lemon (18.8%), hot pepper [...]

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Apr Industrial Production Quantities decrease by 7.7% during February 2018

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the General Industrial Production Quantities for Feb 2018 to reach 83.9 against 90.9 for the same month of 2017 recording a decrease by 7.7%. This mainly was a result of a decrease in the production quantities of manufacturing industries by 8.0% with a relative importance of 86.0% representing a decrease of 6.9 percentage points, the quantities of quarrying production by 5.4% with a relative importance of [...]

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5.8% the average increase of Industrial Producer’s prices during February 2018

The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the General Industrial price index for February 2018 to reach 119.45 against 112.90 for the same month of 2017 recorded a growth by 5.8% compared with the same month of 2017. This mainly was a result of an increase in the production quantities of the manufacturing Industries by 5.8% with a relative importance of 86.0%, this sector had contributed by 5.02 percentage points, the quantities of quarrying [...]

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4.4% the Average Increase of the Inflation Rate for March 2018

The monthly report on inflation in Jordan issued by the Department of Statistics indicates that the Consumer Price Average (Inflation) reached 124.0 in March 2018 against 118.8 during March 2017 recorded an increase by 4.4%.The main commodities groups, which contributed to this increase, were “Transport” 8.7% representing 1.1 percentage point “Cereals and its Products” 22.5% representing 1.1 percentage points, “Tobacco and cigarettes” 14.4% representing 0.6 percentage points,  “Rents” 2.9% representing 0.4 percentage point and “meat and poultry” 4.7% representing [...]

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