28 May 2018

Jordan Investor Confidence Index

Update for March 2018

Jordan Strategy Forum’s Jordan Investor Confidence Index® has decreased in March 2018 to reach 85.48 points in comparison to 87.20 points in February 2018, as it decreased by 1.72 points.

As for the sub-indicators; confidence in the Monetary Sub-Index observed a slight decrease of 0.35 point to reach 75.06 points in March 2018, as CBJ Gross Foreign Reserves dropped by 167.9 Million JDs to reach 11.64 Billion JDs for this month. While the interest rate differential increased to reach 4.25% in comparison with 4% in February 2018.

Confidence in the Real Economy Sub-Index witnessed a decrease by 1.74 points, to reach 121.8 points, as the number of companies registered in March 2018 decreased to reach 525 companies in comparison with 530 companies registered in February 2018. In addition, the capital of companies’ registered witnessed a decrease as it reached 7.2 Million JDs. On the other hand, the number of construction permits increased slightly to reach 2241 permits in March 2018 in comparison with 2205 permits in February 2018. The manufacturing quantity production index also increased by 2 points to reach 85.9 points. On the other hand, tax on the monthly real estate volume remained unchanged since February 2018, as it reached 8.70 Million JDs.

Confidence in the ASE Sub-Index observed a 0.37 points increase to reach 88.62 points in March 2018, as the ratio of inflow to outflow of foreign investment in ASE increased to reach 108%. The ASE index also increased by 13.59 points to reach 2233.26 points in March 2018.

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