Jordan strategy Forum issues Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update for August 2017


29 Oct 2017

Jordan Strategy Forum’s Jordan Investor Confidence Index® has increased in August 2017 to reach 93.7 points in comparison to 93.4 points in July, as it slightly increased by 0.3 points.

Confidence in the ASE sub-index observed a 0.99 points decrease to reach 95.44 points in August, despite the increase in ASE index by 17.44 points to reach 2157.3 points in August. Whereas the ratio of inflow to outflow of foreign investment in ASE decreased slightly by 0.17 points from July.

The confidence in the monetary sub-index observed a decrease of 0.83 point from July to reach 77.76 points in August as the CBJ Gross Foreign Reserves decreased by 137.7 Million JDs to reach 10976 Billion JDs for this month.

The confidence in the real economy sub-index, on the other hand, increased to reach 120.46 points, a 2.12 points increase since July. The manufacturing quantity production index increased from 98.6 points in July to reach 104.1 points in August. Furthermore, the number of construction permits decreased to reach 2365 permits in comparison with 2636 permits in July. However, tax on the monthly real estate volume increased by 1.0 Million JDs to reach 9.80 Million JDs for this month. The number of companies registered in August decreased to reach 583 companies in comparison with 620 companies registered in July, whereas the capital of these companies witnessed a noticeable increase as it reached 136.20 Million JDs in August, in comparison with 11.2 Million JDs last month.

It is worth mentioning that the Investor Confidence Index aims to measure the level of confidence investors have in its three sub-indices based on the sub-indices expected values according to its trends since 2007 up until now. A decrease in the value of one of the sub-indices despite increases in its indicators means that the indicators values fell below its expected values according to the trend. Similarly, an increase in any sub-index despite decreases in its indicators means that the indicators' values stay above its expected values according to the trend.

To view the JICI update for August 2017

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