0.2% the Average Increase of the Inflation Rate for Feb 2019 compared with the same month of 2018 (100=2010)

0.2% the Average Increase of the Inflation Rate for Feb 2019 compared with the same month of 2018 (100=2010)

The monthly report on inflation in Jordan issued by the Department of Statistics indicates that the Consumer Price Average (Inflation) reached 123.7 in Feb 2019 against 123.5 during the same month of 2018 recorded an increase by 0.2%. The main commodities groups, which contributed to this increase, were “Vegetables, Dried and Canned Legumes” by 0.58 percentage points “ Rents” 0.23 percentage points, “ Education” 0.12 percentage points, “Cereals and its products” by 0.09  percentage points and “fuel and lighting” by 0.05% percentage points. Meanwhile, the main commodities groups which witnessed a decrease in their prices were “Meat & poultry” by 0.39 percentage points, “ Transport” by 0.30 percentage points, “Dairy and its products and eggs” by 0.14 percentage points and “ clothes” 0.09 percentage points.

 On the monthly level, the Consumer Price index for Feb 2019 has decreased by 0.3% compared with the previous month (Jan) 2019. The main commodities groups which contributed to this decrease were “Vegetables, Dried and Canned Legumes” by 0.17 percentage points, “Meat & poultry” and “clothes” by 0.08 percentage points for each, “Dairy and its products and eggs” by 0.05 percentage points “Fuel & Lighting” by 0.03 percentage points. Meanwhile, the main groups which witnessed an increase in their prices were “Fruits and Nuts” by 0.12 percentage points, “Other services” by 0.01 percentage points, “Personal belongings” by 0.004  percentage points and “Fish and sea products” by 0.003 percentage points.

The report also shows that the Consumer Price Average for the first two months of 2019 has increased by 1.1% compared with the same period of 2018. The main commodities groups which contributed to this increase were “Vegetables, Dried and Canned Legumes” by 0.68

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