Industrial producer prices up 16.84%

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AMMAN — The Industrial producer price index increased in the first seven months of this year by 16.84 percent, to 141.40, while in the same period last year it stood at 121.02, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The monthly report of the Department of Statistics indicated on Monday that the increase came as a result of the increase in the price index of manufacturing industries by 17.78 percent, whose relative importance constitutes 86.01 percent, and the price index of extractive industries by 25.83 percent, whose relative importance constitutes 8.22 percent, while it decreased the electricity price index by 6.01 percent, whose relative importance constitutes 5.76 percent.

The report showed an increase in the general industrial producer price index for the month of July of this year, to reach 151.06, compared to 125.73 for the same month of last year, a 20.15 percent increase.

The report added that among the most prominent industrial groups that contributed to this increase were the manufacturing industries, by 19.50 percent, whose relative importance constituted 86.01 percent, and the extractive industries index by 55.14 percent, with a relative importance of 28.2 percent, while the electricity price index decreased by 9.62 percent, which has a relative importance of 5.76 percent. 

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