Saturday, 27 November 2021 05:18 GMT

Jordan's public debt rises to 96 percent of GDP

(MENAFN Jordan has seen a surge in its public debt in April, reaching 96 percent of the GDP, Jordanian data unveiled.

It comes while new government is ahead of popular pressure that aims for it to limit financial austerity policies.

The total public debt has stood at USD39 billion in April, posting a slight rise from last year, 95.3 percent of the GDP, the Jordanian finance ministry said.

The public debt was at 60 percent of the GDP during 2008, increasing gradually during the past years.


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