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‘Inflation increased by 3.3 per cent in first 11 months of 2017’

By JT - Dec 13,2017 - Last updated at Dec 13,2017

AMMAN — The inflation rate in the first 11 months of 2017 increased by 3.3 per cent, while it stood at 0.9 per cent in the same period last year, the Department of Statistics (DoS) announced on Wednesday.

DoS figures, cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, showed that the main categories that led to the increase were transportation (13 per cent), health (8.7 per cent), tobacco and cigarettes (8 per cent), vegetables and legumes (5.2 per cent) and rents (2.5 per cent).

Meanwhile, the main items that saw a price decrease are meat and poultry (5.5 per cent), fruits and nuts (3.2 per cent) and clothes (2.9 per cent).

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