Published: 2018-04-29 18:20
Last Updated: 2018-04-29 18:27
While fuel prices went up in the first quarter of this year, 34 other commodities decreased in price during the same period.
Statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Trade revealed that those commodities cost 1%-46% less to purchase in the first quarter of 2018, in comparison with the same period of 2017.
The commodities include foodstuffs such as legumes (down by 6%), vegetables (13%), processed foods (12%), milk (8%), sugar (12%), eggs (13%) and meat (3%), and cement (46%).
A slash in prices is good news for Jordan’s residents, who earn an average salary of JD 468.24 per month, according to the statistics website Numbeo.
However, Jordanians might have to burn more money on fuel in May, as economic expert and Secretary of the General Association of Petrol and Gas Distribution Stations Owners, Hashim Aqel, told Roya on Saturday that he predicts a rise in fuel prices in Jordan next month.
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