Jordan GDP rose by 0.3% in Q1 2021 - Department of Statistics

Most sectors witnessed positive growth during the first quarter of 2021

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Madaba is a small town south of the capital Amman, which was established in the late 19th century by Christians fleeing the town of Karak.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Madaba is a small town south of the capital Amman, which was established in the late 19th century by Christians fleeing the town of Karak.

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AMMAN — The Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.3 per cent at fixed market prices during the first quarter of 2021, compared with that of the same period of 2020, the Department of Statistics (DoS) said on Wednesday.

The department in a statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said that most sectors witnessed positive growth during the first quarter of 2021 compared with the January-March period of 2020.

The sector of extractive industries recorded the highest growth rate with 15.3 per cent, followed by the agriculture sector with 2.9 per cent, finance, insurance and business with 2.1, then the government with 1 per cent.

The social and personal services sector recorded the highest drop rate with -3 per cent, followed by the construction with -2.3 per cent.

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