Trade balance deficit declines 8.6pct

[22-01-2017 03:29 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Jordan's trade balance deficit declined by 8.6 percent during the January-November period of 2016, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS).

The DoS reported that the value of national export during that period amounted to JD9.3 billion, down by 6.9 percent compared with the same period in 2015. It added that imports for the same period decreased by 7 percent to reach JD12.44 billion.

As for the main exported commodities, the report said the value of national exports of clothes and related accessories increased by 2.6 percent; pharmaceutical products (16.9 percent); while fruits and vegetables exports went down by 22 percent and raw phosphate by 14 percent, crude potash by 33 percent, and fertilizers by 33 percent.

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