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(DoS) Planning Committee Meeting

The Administration and Planning Committee headed by H.E. the Director General of the Department of Statistics, Dr. Qassem Saeed Al-Zu’bi, held its periodic meeting to follow up on the latest developments and achievements, especially the National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS) and the King Abdullah Award for Excellence and its importance in enhancing the institutional work and future planning. Post Views: 6

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Important clarification by the Department of Statistics (DoS) on the implementation of the Seventh Population and Family Health Survey (PFHS)

The (DoS) began implementing the seventh (PFHS) on 1st October 2017 and would like to clarify the following points: The survey sample covers twenty thousand (20,000) households out of two (2) million households in Jordan, therefore will not cover all citizens. Blood tests will be carried out by trained and qualified interviewers using modern instruments and slices to be used once. The result appears immediately and then recorded in the questionnaire noting that nobody will retain any sample. The blood test will [...]

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1% the Average increase in Agricultural Producers’ Prices during August 2017

The Data issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Average Agricultural Producers’ Price Index for Aug 2017 by 1.0% compared with Aug 2016. (The Price Index reached 101.0 in Aug 2017 compared with 100.0 in Aug 2016).The most significant crops that contributed to this increase were grapes 26.2%, sweet green pepper 103.8%, cabbage 158.3%, cucumber 10.7%, watermelon 53.2%, apple 18.2%, prickly pear 84.5%, figs 43.9%, colored sweet pepper  60.8% and hot pepper 59.2%.( the total of [...]

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2.0% GDP growth rate at constant prices in the second quarter of 2017 Compared with the same period of 2016

The Department of Statistics issued the results of the quarterly estimates of the GDP at fixed prices for the second quarter of 2017. The results show that growth reached 2.0% during the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of 2016. At the level of production sectors, most sectors have shown positive growth during the second quarter of 2017 compared with the second quarter of 2016. According to the report, the Quarrying Industries Sector has achieved the highest [...]

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The (DoS) asks citizens to cooperate for implementing the PFHS Survey – 2017 successfully

The Department of Statistics (DoS) calls upon citizens to cooperate for implementing the Population and Family Health Survey – 2017 successfully besides a number of regular annual studies in addition to the Household Expenditure and Income Survey (HEIS) and the Agricultural Census. During the interview, blood samples tests and height measurement will be made in addition to personal questions will be asked to the surveyed households in order to provide data on family health and nutrition. The survey also covers [...]

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2.2% GDP growth rate at constant prices in the first quarter of 2017 Compared with the same period of 2016

The Department of Statistics issued the results of the quarterly estimates of the GDP at constant prices for the first quarter of 2017.The results show that growth reached 2.2% during the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of 2016. At the level of production sectors, most sectors have shown positive growth during the first quarter of 2017 compared with the first quarter of 2016. According to the report, Mining And Quarrying industries sector has achieved the highest [...]

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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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