Private sector import 58,000 tonnes of foodstuff in two weeks — GAFM

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AMMAN — Jordan’s private sector companies have imported nearly 58,000 tonnes of foodstuffs in the last two-week period, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Data released by the General Association For Foodstuffs Merchants (GAFM) shows that the goods imported from February 24 to March 12 were mainly vegetable oils, sugar, rice, powdered milk, as well as chilled and fresh meat and fish.

Jordan imports food worth nearly $4 billion annually; part of the imports are raw materials for industry and ready-for-consumption products, GAFM added.

Jordan’s food sector currently comprises 14,000 companies countrywide, providing nearly 200,000 job opportunities; the majority occupied by Jordanians, said GAFM.

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