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Jordan’s inflation drops by 0.7 per cent in 9 months

Average consumer prices dropped by 1.2 per cent in September 2015 compared with September 2014

Jordan’s inflation rate recorded a 0.7 per cent drop during the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period of last year, according to a monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics.

The report adds that the main sectors contributing to this drop are the transport sector with 14.2 per cent, fuel and lighting with 12.5 per cent, drinks and beverages with 1.6 per cent, and personal luggage by 3.6 per cent, Jordan-based Alghad Newspaper reports.

Meanwhile, the main sectors whose prices have increased are the rent sector by 5.2 per cent, education by 3.5 per cent, fruits and nuts by 6.4 per cent, and tobacco and cigarettes by 3.8 per cent.

The report points out that average consumer prices dropped by 1.2 per cent in September 2015 compared with September 2014.

The main sectors that contributed to this decrease were transport by 15.9 per cent, fuel and electricity by 15.8 per cent, cereals and its products by 1.3 per cent, drinks and beverages by 2.1 per cent, and personal luggage by 3.8 per cent.

The main sectors whose prices have increased compared to last September are the rent sector by 4.5 per cent, vegetables, dry and canned beans by 13.2 per cent, culture and recreation by 6.9 per cent and tobacco and cigarettes by 2.8 per cent.

The average consumer prices declined in September 2015 by 0.3 per cent compared to one month earlier.