US is largest importer of goods from Irbid

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AMMAN — The US was the largest importer of goods from Irbid last month, accounting for more than 75 percent of the total exports from industrial estates in Jordan’s northern governorate, according to figures by the Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI).اضافة اعلان

The US imported goods worth $92.2 million, out of the estimated $120.4 million exported from the industrial estates in Irbid, ICI figures showed.

It explained, however, that the total value of ICI’s certificates of origin for July this year, declined from the $123.5 million recorded in the corresponding month in 2021, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The decline was driven by the affected purchasing power following Russia’s war in Ukraine, and a hike in transport costs, ICI Chairman Hani Abu Hassan said in a statement.

Exports from Al-Hassan Industrial Estate topped the list of exporters from Irbid, with a value of $113.5 million, followed by Cyber City which exported products worth $6.1 million. The remainder came from other industrial zones.

Textile and leather products maintained their top status in the sector-based exports, with a value of $113.6 million, followed by foodstuffs by $2.2 million, and medical industries by $1.5 million.

The US was followed by the EU with $7.9 million, and Arab countries with $7.43 million. The remaining shipments went to Canada and markets in Southeast Asia.

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