Recent reports reveal that Jordan’s mining exports rose by 5.54 percent during the first five months of current year, according to London based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily. The estimated value of these exports stood at $139.5 million, compared with $132.12 million during the corresponding period in 2000.
Both phosphates and cement are produced by Jordan’s mining industry. The nation’s cement exports rose to reach 9.2 million Jordanian dinars ($12.9 million) during the first five months of current year, compared with JD 5.2 million during the corresponding period of the previous year.
Phosphate exports dropped by 21 percent in 2000 compared to the year before. According to the Jordanian Department of Statistics, exports declined to JD 91 million by end of 2000 compared with JD 115 million in 1999. — (MENA Report)
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