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Statistics show a 0.8% decline in inflation rate during 11 months

By Petra - Dec 14,2015 - Last updated at Dec 14,2015

AMMAN — Inflation in the first 11 months of 2015 edged down by 0.8 per cent, compared to the same period of 2014, the Department of Statistics (DoS) announced Monday.

Main item groups that contributed to the drop were transportation, fuel and lighting, beverages and personal objects, a DoS report showed.

An increase in prices during the 11-month period included rents, fruit and nuts, tobacco and cigarettes, and education. DoS also noted that average consumer prices went down by 1.5 per cent in November 2015 compared to November 2014.

DoS started calculating the inflation rate considering 2010, a base year instead of 2006, starting from January 2015 to conform to international classifications and approaches. 

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