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Inflation rose by 1.35% in 2021

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AMMAN — The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation, inched up by 1.35 percent in 2021, reaching 102.46 points, compared to 101.1 points in the same period of 2020, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Department of Statistics carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In its monthly report, the department said that the CPI went up by 2.40 percent in December 2021, reaching 103.54 points, compared to 101.11 points during the same month of 2020.

Comparing the figures for November to December, the department reported that the CPI slightly picked up by 0.47 percent in December, reaching 103.54 points, while in November of the same year compared it had reached 103.06 points.

The basic CPI for December, measured by excluding the most price-volatile commodities and services, including foodstuffs, fuel and lighting, and transportation, stood at 69.41 points, up by 0.47 percent from the 69.09 points recorded for the same month of 2020, according to the data.

On a cumulative level, the basic CPI for December 2021 stood at 69.06, compared with 68.47 for the same month of 2020, marking a 0.87 percent increase.

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