World Bank: Food prices in Jordan see 2.1% increase by end of May

08-07-2024 09:44 AM

Ammon News - Food prices in Jordan rose by 2.1% by the end of last May, according to a monthly report by the World Bank, while the Department of General Statistics (DoS) monitored a rise in consumer prices (inflation) of 1.81% for the same month.

The report showed that food prices in Jordan decreased in April by -0.1% after at least 10 months of continuous rise.

Food prices rose by 1.5% last March, 1.8% in February, 3% in January, 2.2% in December 2023, 0.8% in November, and 1.7% in October, 1.3% in September, 0.6% last July, and 1.2% last August, despite a decline of 1% at the end of June and 1.9% at the end of May, the report indicated.

The report also stated that the World Food Program (WFP) in Jordan has been facing a funding shortfall since July 2023, which has led to a 30% decrease in normal levels of cash assistance to refugees in Jordan.

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