Jordanians' purchasing power decreases this Ramadan

Jordan

Published: 2018-05-19 20:14

Last Updated: 2018-05-20 11:00


Jordanians didn't shop for Ramadan foodstuffs this year as did in past years. (The National)
Jordanians didn't shop for Ramadan foodstuffs this year as did in past years. (The National)
Roya News Source

Jordanians’ purchasing power has decreased this Ramadan in comparison with the past few years.

Khalil Al Hajj Tawfiq, Head of the General Association for Foodstuffs Merchants, said that shopping for goods and Ramadan foodstuffs decreased by 20% this year in comparison with previous Ramadans.

Tawfiq noted that despite the fierce competition between stores to offer the lowest prices, the food sector failed to attract enough citizens, especially in few days before Ramadan.

There is usually an increasing demand for rice, sugar, meat, dates, fresh juices, yoghurt, cheese, qamar el deen and vegetable oil during the holy month.

Tawfiq predicted that next week, when employees’ receive their salaries, the food sector will see more people purchasing foodstuffs.

However, he said that he still doesn’t think Jordanians will purchase as many commodities next week as they did in the past few years.