Industrial price index up 16% January-August 2022

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AMMAN — The Industrial Producers' Prices index rose by 16.61 percent between January and August this year, reaching 141.94 points, against 121.73 in the corresponding period of 2021, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The Department of Statistics said in a report on Wednesday that the increase was mainly driven by a 17.31 percent hike in the prices of transformative industries, and 29.03 percent in extractive industries. Electricity prices inched down by 6.78 percent, it said.

In August 2022, the index climbed by 14.81 percent to 145.43 points, compared with 126.67 in the same month of 2021.

The report showed that transformative and extractive industries were the main contributors to the monthly increase, with 13.93 and 50.51 percent respectively. Electricity prices, however, decreased by 12.46 percent.

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