Plastic, rubber industries make up 59.7% of local consumption

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AMMAN — A report by the Jordan Chamber of Industry showed that plastic and rubber products cover 59.7 percent of the Kingdom's domestic consumption.اضافة اعلان

The contribution of the plastic and rubber industries sector to the GDP amounts to 0.6 percent, due to its added value, which amounts to more than JD186 million, while the sector's investments exceed JD1.2 billion, as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

The sector has 641 establishments spread across the Kingdom, employing 12,200 workers, who constitute approximately 4.5 percent of the total workforce in the industrial sector, the majority of whom are local employees.

International valueAnnually, the sector's production volume stands at approximately JD657 million, constituting 3.8 percent of the total industrial output.

The sector's products, due to their quality and competitive privilege, were successfully exported to 70 markets globally with more than 95 products.

Moreover, by the end of the first third of 2023, exports amounted to about JD45 million, marking an increase of 4.9 percent, compared to the same period last year, which represents 1.7 percent of total industrial exports and 1.66 percent of total national exports.

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