Food prices in Jordan rise by 3.2% in September — World Bank

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AMMAN — Food prices in Jordan rose, by 3.2 percent, in September, after having witnessed a decrease in August, at 3 percent, compared to 3.9 percent in July, according to data from the World Bank, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

World Bank data also shows that the September food prices in Jordan, which imports food worth $4 billion annually, increased by 1.5 percent over the same month of last year, and by 1.7 percent over September 2020.

Also according to World Bank figures, inflation in Jordan reached its highest level in four years in August, at 5.4 percent on an annual basis, before stabilizing relatively last month.

Housing and utilities prices grew to 9.4 percent year on year in September, from 9.2 percent in August, while transportation remained stable at 6.9 percent year on year, according to World Bank figures.

The Department of Statistics issued its monthly report on the general consumer price index (CPI) for the month of September 2022, which shows that it reached 108.41, compared to 102.86 in the same month in 2021, registering a 5.39 percent increase.

The department attributed this increase mainly to fuel and lighting, which grew by 33.30 percent, transportation, by 6.90 percent, rents, by 4.48 percent, culture and entertainment, by 14.39 percent and health, by 7 percent.

Cumulatively, the average CPI for the first nine months of this year reached 106.33, compared to 102.22 for the same period in 2021, registering a 4.02 percent increase.

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