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GDP grows by 1.8 per cent in 2016 Q3

By JT - Jan 03,2017 - Last updated at Jan 03,2017

AMMAN — The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.8 per cent during the third quarter of 2016 compared to the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year due to better performance by several service sectors.

The Department of Statistics (DoS) report indicated that most economic sectors reflected positive growth in 2016’s third quarter, compared to the same period of 2015, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Tuesday.

The electricity and water sector registered the highest growth, totalling 6.3 per cent at fixed market prices, followed by the finance, insurance, real estate and business service sectors at 4.2 per cent. 

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