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Consumer prices go up by 3.7% in first half

By JT - Jul 11,2017 - Last updated at Jul 11,2017

AMMAN — Inflation, measured through consumer prices, rose by 3.7 per cent in the first half of 2017 compared to the figure recorded at the same period of 2016, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Tuesday.

According to the Department of Statistics report, an increase in transportation charges was the main cause for the computed rise. 

Prices of vegetables, dried and canned legumes, tobacco and cigarettes, property rents, and charges for cultural and entertainment also went up, contributing to the rise, according to Petra. 

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