Amman Chamber of Industry Exports Drop 9% in 5 Months

تم نشره في Wed 14 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
  • Amman Chamber of Industry (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad— Exports from the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) declined by 9per cent in the first five months of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016.

According to statistic, the chamber's exports in the first five months of this year stood at JOD1,552 billion, compared to JOD1,708 billion in the same period of the last year.

The majority of industrial sectors' exports decreased during the last five months of this year except exports of the foodstuff, agricultural produce, livestock, leather, sewing and construction industries, which increased by 4, 19, and 135  per cent, respectively.

The figures showed that the chamber's exports to the Arab Asian countries declined by 22 per cent to JOD724 million compared to JOD922 million for the same period last year.

Exports to Arab African countries also declined by 28per cent to JOD93 million in the first five months of 2017, compared to JOD129 million in the same period of last year.

Regarding exports to non-Arab Asian countries, they rose by 14per cent in the five months of 2017, while exports to non-Arab African countries rose by 10per cent and the European Union countries by 6 percent. Indian accounted for 12per cent of these exports standing at JOD232 million followed by the United States with JOD182 million.

The figures also revealed that exports in the same period of 2017 to Palestine increased by 90 per cent, Indonesia 78  per cent, china 484  per cent and Turkey 92 per cent.

The Chamber's exports to Saudi Arabia in the last five months of this year fell down by 15per cent to JOD232 million compared to JOD252 million for the same period last year.

As for Iraq, exports dropped by 29per cent in the last five months of this year, standing at JOD156 million compared to JOD220 million in the same period of 2016, due to the continued closure of the Trebil border crossing with the eastern neighbour.

(Petra)

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