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Wholesale price index up 5.49% in Q3 of 2022

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AMMAN — The wholesale price index nudged up by 5.49 percent in the third quarter of 2022, compared to figures in the same period of 2021, according to the Department of Statistics’  quarterly report issued on Sunday.اضافة اعلان

The rise was mainly driven by the increase in the group price of fuel, minerals, and construction materials by 12.03 percent, group price of machinery and equipment by 6.85 percent, group price of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and car parts by 4.89 percent, group price of agricultural raw materials, grains, food, beverages, and tobacco by 2.99 percent, as well as group price of textiles, clothing, and personal and household goods by 2.44 percent.

During the first nine months of 2022, the index edged up by 5.79 percent, compared to the corresponding period of 2021, the report said, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The rise in the group price of fuel, minerals, and construction materials by 13.57 percent drove the January–September increase.

Others that contributed to the increase are namely the group price of machinery and equipment by 6.15 percent, group price of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and car parts by 3.88 percent, group price of agricultural raw materials, grains, food, beverages, and tobacco by 3.56 percent, and group price of textiles, clothing, and personal and household goods by 2.82 percent.


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