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INDICATORS - Jordan - March 21

AMMAN, March 21 (Reuters) - Jordanian economic indicators based on data provided by the Central Statistics Office, the Central Bank of Jordan, Ministry of Finance and government agencies: Newly updated information denoted by (*) -------------------KEY INTEREST RATES ------------------------- CURRENT EFFECTIVE PREVIOUS Central Bank discount rate 4.25 pct 22/02/2010 4.75 pct CD repurchasing rate (repo) 4.00 pct 22/02/2010 4.50 pct Overnight interbank rate 2.00 pct 22/02/2010 2.50 pct ----------------PUBLIC DEBT INSTRUMENTS----------------------- CURRENT EFFECTIVE PREVIOUS 6-month Treasury Bills 2.094 pct 15/03/2010 2.123 pct (*) 3-year Treasury Bond 4.035 pct 18/03/2010 4.085 pct (*) 5-year Treasury Bond 5.091 pct 03/03/2010 5.726 pct ------------------- MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS--------------- ++++TRADE DATA++++ (All figures in million of dinars unless otherwise stated) (*) LATEST YR-YR 2009 2008 (JAN) Domestic Exports 324.9 310.5 3,573 4,431 Re-Exports 63.3 97.5 946 1,201 Imports 805.8 782.6 9,999 12,060 Trade balance (417.6 (374.6) (5,474) (6,427) +++++INFLATION ++++++ Cost of Living Inflation (yr/yr in percent): CPT index (base 100=2006) FEB 2010 PVS MONTH Cost of Living Index 123.01 122.13 Percentage Change: 4.82 3.90 ---------------------GOVERNMENT BUDGET----------------------- (All figures in millions of dinars unless otherwise stated) DEC '09 DEC '08 2009 2008 Total Revenues/Grants 480.4 489.6 4,526 5,094 Including: Tax revenues 225.3 192.4 2,885 2,758 Non-tax revenues 149.7 133.4 1,288 1,596 Foreign Grants 103.4 161 333.4 718.3 Total Expenditure 957.2 597.8 5,975 5,432 Including: Current expenditures 534 473.6 4,536 4,473 Capital expenditures 423.2 124.2 1,439 958 Deficit/Surplus Including: grants (476.8) (108.2) (1,450) (338) excluding grants (580) (269.3) (1,783) (1,056) NOTE: figures in the government budget are from the latest Ministry of Finance monthly bulletin of Feb 2010. 2008 2007 2006 2005 Budget def. (excluding grants and inc. rescheduled interest) as pct of GDP: 7 7.9 7.2 10.9 Budget def. (inc grants) as pct GDP 2.2 5.1 4.3 5.3 NOTE: figures are from the Central Bank statistics. ---------------------ANNUAL INDICATORS------------------------ GDP DATA percentage growth JAN-SEPT 09 2009 2008 Nominal GDP at market prices: (pct change) 8.3 24.9 16.2 Real GDP at basic prices: 3.2 7.8 7.9 Real GDP at market prices: 2.7 7.8 8.9 Per capita GDP at current market prices (in dinars) 2,574 2,107 *GDP figures are from the Central Bank of Jordan's Monthly Statistical Bulletin Feb 2010 NOTE: -- Nominal GDP at market prices in 2008 stood at 12.05 billion dinars ($16. 9 billion) against 10.377 billion dinars in 2007. -- Per capital GDP at current market prices stood in 2008 at 2,574 dinars ($3,630) from 2,107 dinars the previous year. (All figures in million of dinars unless otherwise stated) Jan-Sept '09 2008 2007 BALANCE OF PAYMENTS: Current account (836) (1,653) (2,080) (Including) Trade Balance (3,111) (5,084) (4,574) Services Balance 396 249 (48) Current Transfers 1,466 2,505 1,970 Capital account (350) 731 1,158 Direct Foreign Investment 623.3 1,395 1,383 ---------------FOREIGN DEBT-------------------------------- 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Foreign debt (in mln dinars) 3,869 3,640 5,253 5,186 5,056 Foreign debt as pct GDP 24.2 43.6 50 56.7 ---------------------FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVES ----------- (in millions of dinars) JAN 2010 7,731 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 7,731 5,490 4,871 4,326 3,363 in months of imports: 5.7 4.7 5.1 4.7 ---------------------------------------------------------- To access the following, click on the codes in brackets. All Jordanian news Economic indicator news (Compiled by Suleiman al-Khalidi, Amman Bureau) ($1 = 0.709 dinar) Keywords: JORDAN INDICATORS/ (suleiman.al-khalidi@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: suleiman.al-khalidi.reuters.com@reuters.net; +96 279 5521407) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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