Jordan exports JD180 million worth of jewelry in Q1

Amman Chamber of Industry. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The jewelry sector exported goods worth JD180 million in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The US was the top destination of jewelry exports overseen by the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI), worth about JD158 million, followed by the UAE, worth JD7 million and Italy, with JD4 million.

ACI Chairman Fathi Jaghbir said the increase in Amman’s jewelry exports is a “positive” sign, which shows that the Jordanian industry has started to diversify its exports, taking advantage of its “high quality and competitiveness”.

In a statement on Saturday, Jaghbir stressed the need to optimize the advantage the industrial sector derives from Jordan’s trade agreements with many global economic blocs, which could contribute to diversifying the base of exported goods.

To date, the number of ACI-registered businesses operating in the jewelry industry stands at 126; they provide 1,601 jobs, according to the chamber’s data.

In addition, the ACI’s total exports rose during the first quarter of 2022 by 57 percent, to reach JD2.216 billion, compared to JD1.416 billion in the same period last year, data shows.

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