Jordan's wood, furniture exports reach 70 markets globally - JCI

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A furniture store presenting a variety of offerings in Amman, Jordan. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Kingdom's furniture industry has reached the markets of 70 countries globally, representative of the wood and furniture industry sector in the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI), Taher Khaled, said.اضافة اعلان

The sector’s exports amounted to nearly JD34 million in 2022, with over 60 exported products, reported Jordan News Agency, Petra.

Khaled added that the furniture industry supports wide sub-sectors, including carpentry, upholstery, interior design, and decoration, indicating that the sector's activity locally is largely linked to growth of the construction and urban activity sectors, while its products are used in equipment for restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals, and more.

He explained that the volume of investment within the sector amounted to about JD300 million. The sector’s production reaches about JD321 million and its added value constitutes approximately 40 percent of the total production.

The sector is a worker-intensive industry, employing over 10,000 people, more than 90 percent of whom are Jordanian, at approximately 2,140 establishments nationwide.

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