Jordan’s inflation up 4.9% in first four months

17 May 2010

(MENAFN) Jordan’s Department of Statistics said that the country’s inflation grew by 4.9 percent in the first four months of 2010 as compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.

The report said that the main commodities groups, which contributed to this increase, were Transport Meat and Poultry, Fuel and Electricity, Sugar and its products and Education. Meanwhile the main commodities which saw a decline in their prices were Fruits, Diary and its products and Eggs, Communications and Oil and Fats.

For April, Jordan’s Consumer Price Average grew by 5.7 percent compared to a year earlier. It is worth noting that these figures were computed taking 2006 as base year.

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