ACI exports up 61% in first five months of 2022

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AMMAN — Exports of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) jumped 61 percent to JD2.8 billion in the first five months of 2022, compared with JD1.7 billion in the same period of 2021, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Most industrial sectors witnessed an upward trend between January and May this year, except for the drug and medical supplies industry, which decreased by 18 percent to JD188 million, compared with JD228 million recorded in the corresponding period last year.

Statistics issued by the ACI on Wednesday showed that the chamber’s exports have been on an upward trajectory since the start of 2022, recording unprecedented rates.

About 1,400 various Jordanian products are exported to more than 142 markets worldwide.

India, the US, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq accounted for JD1.5 billion of the overall exports, more than half of the ACI’s exports during the past five months.

According to ACI’s figures, Jordanian exports to India during that period shot up by 155 percent to JD652 million, against JD255 million in 2021, placing the South Asian country at the top of foreign and Arab importers from Jordan.

The US came second with JD391 million, compared with last year’s JD323 million, up by 21 percent, followed by Saudi Arabia with JD278 million, compared with JD238 million, also a 21 percent rise. Iraq imported some JD229 million worth of Jordanian exports, compared with JD205 million, signaling an increase of 12 percent.

Exports in the past five months were spread over these sectors: mining industry with JD971 million, chemicals and cosmetics with JD589 million, engineering, electricity, and information technology with JD376 million.

Exports from catering, food, agricultural, and livestock industries amounted to JD282 million, medical supplies to JD188 million, and dermatology and knitting to JD174 million.

The chamber’s exports from other sectors were spread into JD120 million in the packaging, paper, carton, and office supplies sector, JD109 million in the plastic and rubber industries sector, JD40 million in the construction sector, and JD9 million in the wood and furniture industries sector.

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