Irbid exports stand at $1.1b in 1st 9 months of 2022 — ICI

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Irbid Chamber of Industry. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN —The total value of certificates of origin issued by Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI) during the first nine months of 2022 increased by 22 percent to $1.1 billion, compared with $881million in the same period of 2021, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Al-Hassan Industrial City recorded exports worth $1 billion, while Cyber City and other areas in the governorate exported commodities worth $60.4 million.

An ICI statement issued on Sunday said $49 million worth of goods were exported under agreements with Arab countries.

Leather and the textile industries commanded the top position in the volume of the governorate’s exports, with a value of $994 million, followed by therapeutic industries and medical supplies at $25 million, food materials at $23 million. Other exports covered chemical, plastic, packaging, construction and mining industries.

The US market topped the list of importers of Jordanian goods, buying $795 million worth of commodities. It was followed by EU countries at $77 million. Other exports went to Arab markets, Canada, Southeast Asia, among other nations, the statement said.

In an interview with Petra, Head of ICI Committee Hossam Waqfi said growth in the governorate's exports is due to the improvement in global demand for national industries in the wake of repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced an economic lull, and resumption of operations with full production capacity. 

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