Vehicle clearances declined during first 11 months of 2022

1. Zarqa free zone
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AMMAN — The number of vehicle clearances at the Zarqa Free Zone declined during the first 11 months of this year for gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and re-exported vehicles, said the automobile sector representative for the Jordanian Free Zone Investor Commission, Jihad Abu Nasser.

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During this period, gasoline vehicle clearances decreased by 21 percent, bringing the clearance volume for gasoline vehicles to about 14,700 vehicles, compared with 18,600 vehicles in the same period last year, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.


Meanwhile, diesel vehicle clearances decreased by 12 percent, bringing the volume to 8,900 vehicles, compared with 10,000 vehicles for the same period last year.


Hybrid vehicle clearances witnessed a 32 percent decrease, with only 12,400 vehicles cleared during the 11-month period, compared to 18,000 vehicles in the same period of 2021.


Abu Nasser attributed the decline in clearance volumes of petrol, diesel, and even hybrid vehicles to the high demand for electric vehicles, which increased by more than 183 percent during the first 11 months of this year.


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