AMMAN — Domestic revenues by the end of April of 2021 witnessed a rise of JD652.2 million, to reaching JD2.566 billion, which is an increase of 34.1 per cent compared with the same period in 2020, according to the Ministry of Finance data released on Wednesday.

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the ministry’s figures showed that general revenues during the first third increased by 30.5 per cent, compared to the same period of 2020.

Tax collections increased by JD423 million, marking a 27.3 per cent increase, while customs fees increased by 32.9 per cent and non-tax revenues by 63 per cent.

External grants went down by 34.5 per cent during the January-April period, compared with last year’s figures.

The ministry added that public expenditures went up by 9.3 per cent during the first four months, as the increase totalled JD252.3 million, compared with the same period of last year.

Jordan’s total public debt, after excluding the loans owed to the Social Security Investment Fund, totalled JD27.105 billion by the end of April, reaching 86.3 per cent of the Kingdom’s estimated GDP, compared with 85.4 per cent during the same period of 2020.

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