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Local food prices increased from 2.4% to 5.8% within 6 months — World Bank

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AMMAN — Food prices in Jordan rose on a monthly basis during the first half of this year by rates ranging from 2.4 percent to 5.8 percent, coinciding with their rise in all low and middle-income countries, World Bank data revealed according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Data showed that food prices in the Kingdom continued to rise in 2022, increasing by 2.7 percent in January, by 3.4 percent in February, followed by a rise of 2.4 percent in March.

In April, the prices increased by 4.3 percent, while the rate of increase reached its highest levels in May, at 5.8 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent increase in in June.

The annual inflation rate in Jordan rose to 5.2 percent during the month of June, to reach its highest level since 2018, according to monthly data from the Central Bank in Jordan.

The biggest increase in prices was in the entertainment sector, at 9.8 percent, followed by restaurants and hotels sector at 9.4 percent while the housing sector saw an 8.9 percent rise.

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