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Jordan, September 15, 2020
Inflation up 0.53 pct in first 8 months of 2020

Amman, Sep. 14 (Petra) -- The Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation, inched up by a slight 0.53 percent in the first eight months of 2020 reaching 101.04, compared to 100.51 during the same period last year, according to official data.

In its monthly report, the Department of Statistics (DoS) Monday said the consumer price index in August 2020 went down by 0.56 percent reaching 100.66, compared to 101.23 during the same month of 2019. Comparing the consumer price index for August to July of this year, the data show a 0.07 percent rise reaching 100.66 compared to 100.59.