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Official data puts inflation at 1.2% in first third

By JT - May 12,2016 - Last updated at May 12,2016

AMMAN —Inflation rate in the first four months of 2016 was down by 1.2 per cent compared to the same period of 2015, the Department of Statistics (DoS) announced on Thursday.

Main item groups that contributed to the drop were transportation, which went down by 6.3 per cent, meats and poultry (7.6 per cent), fuel and lighting (8.2 per cent), vegetables and dried and canned legumes (4.4 per cent) and fruit and nuts (4.3 per cent), according to a DoS report sent to The Jordan Times.

An increase in prices during the January-April period was witnessed in rents (3.2 per cent), culture and entertainment (5.7 per cent), clothes (3.9 per cent), and education (1.1 per cent). 

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