Jordanian exports up by almost 17%
Official figures published in Amman indicate an increase in the value of Jordan's exports by 16.9% during the first eleven months of 2010 and a decrease in the re-exports by (18.9%) as compared with the same period of 2009. The value of the total exports (national and re-exported) has increased by 9.3% and the imports by 7.9% during the first eleven months of 2010.
The value of the national exports has reached J.D 3785.2 million, where the value of re - exports was J.D703 million and the value of imports was J.D.9871.1 million during the first eleven months of 2010. The deficit in the trade balance, which is calculated by deducting the value of imports from the value of total exports, has reached J.D 5382.9 million at current prices therefore , the deficit has increased during the first eleven months of 2010 to 6.8% compared with the same period of 2009.
As for commodities, the main exported items that witnessed an increase in their export value were clothes and its related accessories, pharmaceutical products, fertilizers, vegetables and crude potash. Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the value of Jordan’s exports of crude phosphate. As for the imported commodities, there was an increase in the imports value of crude oil, machines, machine tools and its accessories and plastic and its products.