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Statistics put inflation rate at 3.2% by the end of August

By JT - Sep 14,2014 - Last updated at Sep 14,2014

AMMAN — Jordan's inflation rate stood at  3.2 per cent rise by the end of August, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS) report. The rate of inflation for the first eight months of this year marks a 6.19 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2013, the  DoS said, attributing the rise to higher rents, besides a rise in the prices of tobacco, cigarettes, clothes, footwear, education and transport. This was coupled with a decrease in the prices of hygienic products, meat, poultry products, fat and oil as well telecommunications.

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