Inflation up 2.97% in first five months of 2022

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AMMAN — The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation, inched up by 2.97 percent in the January–May period of the current year to 104.97 points, against 101.94 points in the same period of 2021, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The Department of Statistics said in its monthly report that the main commodity groups that contributed to this increase were transport by 0.88 percentage points, fuel, and lighting products by 0.63 percentage points, vegetables, dried and canned legumes by 0.44 percentage points, meat and poultry by 0.19 percentage points, and elements related to culture and entertainment by 0.14 percentage points.

The prices of several commodities dropped slightly, including those of beverages and refreshments by 0.03 percentage points, rentals by 0.02 percentage points, health-related commodities by 0.02 percentage points, and condiments, food enhancers, and other foodstuffs by 0.01 percentage points.

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