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13% the Average Decrease in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during July 2017 Compared with July 2016

The data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates a decrease in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for July 2017 by 13.2% compared with July 2016. (The Price Index reached 86.8 in July 2017 compared with 100.0 in July 2016).The most significant crops that contributed to this decrease were tomato 72.0%, watermelon 49.1%, potato 28.9%, peach 18.5%, squash 37.3%, cantaloupe 45.9%, onion 19.3%, eggplants 23.0%, lemon 27.8% and lettuce 53.9%.( the total of their relative importance constituted 68.0% [...]

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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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The Department of Statistics (DoS) conducts the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES)

The (DoS) field teams will begin in Tuesday (1st August 2017) to implement the 11th (HIES 2017/2018) that lasts for one year. H.E. Dr. Qassem Saeed Al-Zoubi (Director General of the DoS) said that this Survey aims to provide recent detailed data that reflect the reality of the household and individual in terms of expenditure and income, the relation between income and expenditure with various variables and the relation between different economic and social factors with the income such as; [...]

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National exports and imports increase by 2.5% and 3.1% during first third of 2017 compared with the same period of 2016

The statistical data issued by the Department of Statistics indicate that the value of total exports reached JD. 1621.7 million during the first third of 2017 [i.e., an increase by 4.4% compared with the same period of 2016]. Meanwhile, the national exports value reached JD. 1315.9 Million during the first third 2017 [i.e. an increase by 2.5% compared with the same period of 2016]. The value of re-exports reached JD.305.8 million during the first third 2017 which indicates an [...]

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Department of Statistics intends to develop a unit specialized in food security

I am Dr Qasem Alzoubi, Director General of Department of Statistics in Jordan ( DOS), I am pleased to be with you today at this important seminar which is dedicated to introduce the FIES, and the work of FAO in capacity enhancement of national statistical offices. I would like to seize this opportunity to thank the organizer of this seminar and for inviting me to be part in this event. Wishing you greater benefit from this meeting. Ladies and gentlemen, Jordan [...]

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Agricultural Census – 2017 Technical Committee Meeting

The Director General of the Department of Statistics (DoS) Dr. Qassem Saeed Al -Zoubi chaired a meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture (Eng. Mahmoud Al-Jamaani) and members of the Technical Committee of the Agricultural Census to review the latest developments related to the work progress in the Agricultural Census project – 2017. During this meeting, Dr. Al- Zoubi emphasized the necessity to review and follow up on the work plan and to activate the approved established [...]

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35% the Average increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during March 2017

The Data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for Mar 2017 by 35.2% compared with Mar 2016. (The Price Index reached 135.2 in Mar 2017 compared with 100.0 for Mar 2016).The most significant crops that contributed to this increase were potatoes 24.7%, cucumber 16.8%, almond 75.3%, strawberries 41.6%, tomatoes 300.6%, broad beans 54.9%, sweet green pepper 25.3%, squash 54.0%, eggplants 49.4%, cauliflower 40.7%, carrot 13.4%, hot pepper 66.5%, string [...]

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