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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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Minor decrease in the prices of wholesale trade,Q1 2017

Data issued by the Department of Statistics on the wholesale trade prices indicate a decrease in the average of wholesale trade prices for the first quarter of 2017 by 0.4% as compared with the same period of 2016. This was a result of a decrease in the prices of the group of” motor vehicles and their parts and motorcycles” by 0.3%, the group of “Sale of machinery, equipment and supplies” by 9.6%, while there was an increase in the [...]

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