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Jordan’s Q1 Exports, Imports Rise

Jordan’s Q1 Exports, Imports RiseJordan’s Q1 Exports, Imports Rise

Jordan’s exports to the North American Free Trade Agreement countries have increased by 14% including to the US by 13% compared with same period in 2017, the Jordan news agency Petra reported. During the first quarter of 2018, the national exports to non-Arab Asian countries also increased by 12% including to India by 40% and to the EU countries by 31% including to Holland by 12%, while the exports to the member states of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA) have declined by 11%, including to Saudi Arabia by 12%, according to the Department of Statistics. Imports from GAFTA have increased by 4.3% including from Saudi Arabia by 39% and from the NAFTA countries by 4.4% including from the US by 7.7%. However, the kingdom’s imports from non-Arab Asian countries and EU countries have dropped by 1.5% and 9.6% respectively including from Turkey by 0.2% and from Germany by 6.2%, according to DoS.


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