Jordan's trade balance deficit up by 36.4% in January

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AMMAN — In January Jordan's trade balance deficittotaled JD1.051 billion, marking a 36.4 percent increase compared to the same month last year, when the deficit stood at JD770 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, the value of the Kingdom’s imports rose by 21.8 percent, reaching JD1.641 billion, according to the Department of Statistics’ (DoS) monthly report on the Kingdom’s foreign trade, which was issued on Monday.

Export dataTotal exports also increased during January by 2.2 percent to reach JD589.9 million, compared to JD577 million in the same period of 2022.

The value of national exports increased by 3.8 percent to stand at JD543.2 million, compared to JD523.5 last year.

According to the report, the re-export value totaled JD46.7 million in January, marking a 12.7 percent drop compared to the JD53.5 million of re-exports recorded the first month of last year.

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