Inflation up 2.3% in Q1 2022

(Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation, inched up by 2.29 percent in the first quarter of the current year to 104.11 points against 101.78 points in the same period of 2021, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

In a monthly statistical report, the Department of Statistics said Tuesday that the CPI edged up by 2.47 percent in March 2022 to 104.73 points from 102.21 points in March 2021.

The main contributors to the increase were vegetables and legumes (0.64 percentage points), transportation (0.73 percentage points), hospitality (0.20 percentage points), oils and fats (0.16 percentage points) and fuel (0.13 percentage points).

However, several prices actually decreased: fruits and nuts (0.18 percentage points), beverages and refreshments (0.05 percentage points), rents (0.02 percentage points) and spices and condiments (0.004 percentage points). 

Read more Business
Jordan News