Jordan strategy Forum issues Jordan Investor Confidence Index Update for January 2018


10 Apr 2018

Jordan Investor Confidence Index

Update for January 2018

Jordan Strategy Forum’s Jordan Investor Confidence Index®has decreased in January 2018 to reach 89.27 points in comparison to 90.93 points in December 2017, as it decreased by 1.66 points.

As for the sub-indicators; confidence in the Monetary Sub-Index observed a slight decrease of 0.31 point to reach 75.71 points in January 2018, as CBJ Gross Foreign Reserves decreased by 193.4 Million JDs to reach 11.98 Billion JDs for this month. While the interest rate differential remained 4% since December 2017.

Confidence in the Real Economy Sub-Index witnessed a slight increase by 0.31 points, to reach 125.34 points, as the number of companies registered in January 2018 increased to reach 683 companies in comparison with 415 companies registered in December 2017. On the other hand, the number of construction permits decreased noticeably to reach 3308 permits in comparison with 7868 permits in December 2017. In addition, the capital of companies’ registered witnessed a decrease as it reached 16.5 Million JDs in January 2018, in comparison with 78.7 Million JDs in December 2017. The manufacturing quantity production index slightly decreased by 1.9 points to reach 94.9 points in January 2018. In addition, tax on the monthly real estate volume decreased slightly by 0.3 Million JDs to reach 7.90 Million JDs for this month.

Confidence in the ASE Sub-Index observed a 1.66 points decrease to reach 88.23 points in January 2018, as the ratio of inflow to outflow of foreign investment in ASE decreased to reach 69% in comparison to 99% in December 2017. However, the ASE index increased by 66.52 points to reach 2193.3 points in January 2018.

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.

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