Jordan’s imports show mixed trends in 2023

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AMMAN — The Kingdom's imports showed a mixed trend from January to May 2023, with declines in crude oil and its derivatives, jewelry, and plastics by 5.4 percent, 18.4 percent, and 8.6 percent, respectively, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS).اضافة اعلان

However, there was a significant increase in imports of vehicles, bicycles, and their parts by 33.6 percent, machinery and its parts by 10.8 percent, and machinery and electrical appliances by 11.3 percent, among other materials which saw a rise of 1.5 percent, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

The DoS foreign trade data revealed that the value of crude oil and its derivatives imports amounted to about JD1.360 billion, while vehicles and bicycles reached about JD572 million, and machines and automatic tools accounted for about JD480 million from January to May 2023.

Conversely, jewelry and ornaments imports were around JD427 million, machinery and electrical appliances were about JD363 million, and plastics and its products stood at approximately JD249 million during the same period. Additionally, other materials had an import value of about JD4.197 billion.

Overall, the total value of the Kingdom's imports during the first five months of 2023 experienced a slight increase of 1.2 percent, reaching JD7.649 billion compared to JD7.559 billion for the same period last year, as per DoS data.

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