Jordan leads region as top textile exporter to US

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AMMAN — Engineer Ihab Qadri, representative of the leather and textile industries sector in the Jordan Chamber of Industry, emphasized that the implementation of sector-related initiatives and priorities aligned with the economic modernization vision will propel these industries to prominent global positions, solidifying their status as top exporters worldwide.اضافة اعلان

In a statement on Sunday, Engineer Qadri revealed that the textile sector presently ranks 16th globally in terms of exporting products manufactured within the Kingdom.

Moreover, it stands at the 12th position concerning exports to the US market.

Notably, Jordan leads among Arab countries in the region with the sector’s exports accounting for 2 percent of the total US imports of clothing products.

Anticipated growth in the textile sector is significant, with performance indicators expected to triple over the next ten years. The goal is to achieve textile exports amounting to approximately $7.3 billion, compared to around $2.1 billion in exports by the end of 2022.

Qadri emphasized that effective implementation of textile sector initiatives, such as enhancing value chains both vertically and horizontally, establishing integrated industries, providing skilled labor, attracting more investments, and fostering interconnection between companies, will contribute to increased sector productivity, competitiveness, and product diversification.

These efforts will enable market entry into new territories while boosting export momentum in existing traditional markets.

More employment opportunitiesQadri affirmed that accomplishing these objectives will also yield positive effects on various economic and social indicators at the national level, particularly by generating around 149,000 new employment opportunities for Jordanians within the economy.

Consequently, this will contribute to the reduction of unemployment rates, reflecting improvements in overall economic performance. 

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