Irbid exports stand at $108m last September — ICI

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AMMAN — The total value of the certificates of origin issued by Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI) last September stood at $108 million, a 6-percent drop from the $115 million worth of certificates issued in the corresponding period in 2021.اضافة اعلان

In a statement to the Jordan News Agency, Petra on Saturday, ICI President Hani Abu Hassan said this “slight” decrease is due to the decline in demand for exported goods, especially in the leather and textile sector, caused by the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Despite the relative decline in the  leather sector’s exports, it remained at the top of the government’s exporting volume, with exports worth $99 million. Therapeutic industries and medical supplies sector ranked second at $2.5 million, he said.

The foodstuffs sector’s exports reached $2.4 million, and the remaining exported goods covered mining, construction, plastic, packaging, carton, engineering, electrical and chemical industries, he said.

Additionally, he said that exports from Al-Hassan Industrial Estate were worth $100.4 million of the governorate’s exports during last September, followed by Cyber City at $6.7 million and other exported commodities were distributed to different regions in the governorate.

US market’s imports were about $83 million from the governorate’s exports, while value of exports to Arab countries amounted to $7.2 million and European Union countries at $5 million.

Other exports went to various countries worldwide, including Southeast Asian countries, he pointed out.

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