Jordan’s GDP up 3.5% to JD32b in 2021

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AMMAN — GDP climbed by 3.5 percent last year to JD32.1 billion, according the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The rise compared with a 1.8 percent drop to JD31 billion recorded in 2020 by 1.8 percent, according to ACC data released Saturday.

The increase in GDP was based on recovery in most economic sectors following closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As for sectoral distribution, the financial, insurance, and real estate sectors recorded the highest growth rate of 18.8 percent, followed by the industrial sector by 17.3 percent. Trade, restaurants, and hotelier came third with 9.2 percent, according to ACC figures.

Social and personal services contributed 8.5 percent, while the share of the transportation, storage, and telecommunications sectors jointly stood at 8.4 percent.

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