Jordan’s exports during the first nine months of the current year amounted to JOD4.2 billion while imports totalled JOD10.5bn in the same period.
During the January-September period, the country’s exports and imports declined by 7.2 per cent and 13.1 per cent respectively, according to official data.
The kingdom’s exports cover only 39.3 per cent of its imports compared with 36.9 per cent in the same period last year, the department of statistics says in a monthly bulletin.
Re-exports reached a value of JOD557 million, down by 6.5 per cent compared with the same period last year, the report published by Al-Ghad newspaper.
Most of Jordan’s main exports saw their value rising, according to the data, whereas garment exports picked up by 10.1 per cent, potash by 0.2 per cent and phosphate by 10.2 per cent.
However, agro produce exports edged down by 3.9 per cent, pharmaceuticals by 7.4 per cent and fertilizers by 26.4 per cent.
Jordan’s top trading partiers included the United States of America, a number of European Union countries, Arab Gulf states, Iraq and India.
(JOD1 = AED5.18, at the time of publishing)