Jordan retail markets see fair shopping movement for Eid Al-Fitr

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AMMAN — Head of Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Khalil Haj Tawfiq, announced that the Kingdom’s retail market is seeing a "fair" shopping movement for Eid Al-Fitr, but it varies at the regional level.اضافة اعلان

Hajj Tawfiq said on Thursday that the markets in Jordan have witnessed a "relatively active" shopping movement, but it is lower than previous seasons, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

However, he anticipated that the shopping movement will become "more active" during the evening hours, particularly in the attire, holiday supplies, and dessert sectors.

E-commerce adversely affects traditional salesHajj Tawfiq also pointed out that e-commerce purchases have an adverse effect on the traditional sales of commercial sectors. He added that these sectors have to pay fees and taxes on their goods, along with other operating costs.

Moreover, Hajj Tawfiq noted that the price levels for multiple commodities are similar to last year, and there have been no hikes, particularly for garments. He referred to offers that cater to shoppers' income, which is a positive sign.

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Meanwhile, the President of the Textile and Readymade Clothes Syndicate, Sultan Allan, stated that the police personnel and various security services have provided remarkable facilitations and cooperation to maintain traffic flow, particularly in commercial areas.

He also expected the shopping activity for the garment and footwear sector to continue after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday since the summer season is approaching.

E-commerce parcels flowAllan reiterated the syndicate's demands to solve the flow of e-commerce parcels, which has been a significant issue in Jordan's retail market.

The clothing, footwear, and fabrics sector is Jordan's largest commercial sector, with approximately 11,000 establishments operating across the country.

It employs 63,000 direct workers, the majority of whom are Jordanians, while 180 attire and footwear brands are operating and investing in the local market.

The syndicate estimates that the country's clothing imports amounted to about JD65 million since the beginning of 2023, in addition to JD10 million in footwear imports, mostly coming from China, Turkey, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, some European countries, India, and Bangladesh.

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