Irbid exports up by 21.8% in Q1

Irbid Chamber of Industry building
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AMMAN  — Exports from the Irbid Industrial Park in the first four months of the year reached $323 million, a 21.8 percent increase over last year’s $265 million, the Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI) said in a press statement Tuesday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

ICI head Hani Abu Hassan the Al-Hassan Industrial Estate exported $297 million worth of goods, while Cyber City’s exports stood at $21 million.

The textile and leather sector maintained a leading position, with $292 million worth of exports, followed by the medical industries, at $9 million, and the foodstuff sector, at $8.7 million, he said. The engineering, chemical, mining, construction, plastic, and packaging sectors made up the rest of the exports.

The US market was the biggest importer, accounting for $288 million worth of exports from Irbid, while Arab countries imported $24 million worth of goods. Other importers were Canada, Europe, and Southeastern Asia, he added.

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