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ACI export volume reaches JD5.462b

By JT - Jan 15,2022 - Last updated at Jan 15,2022

AMMAN — The exports of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) increased in 2021 to "high levels”, compared with 2019, driven by the increase in exports of eight sub-sectors, statistics showed on Saturday.

The chamber's exports last year increased by 17 per cent, reaching JD5.462 billion, compared with JD4.655 billion in 2019.

Figures received by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, indicated that Jordan's industry enhanced its presence in important global markets.

The US, India, Saudi Arabia and Iraq accounted for the majority of the ACI's exports last year, with a value of JD3.111 billion, the ACI's data showed.

The chamber’s exports to the US increased last year by 91 per cent to become at the forefront of Arab and foreign countries that imported most of ACI's exports, registering a value of JD1.049 billion, compared with JD548 million in 2019.

ACI exports to India increased last year by 31 per cent to some JD922 million, compared with JD705 million in 2019.

The chamber's exports to the Iraqi market increased last year by 2 per cent, standing at JD559 million, compared with JD548 million in 2019.

ACI exports to Saudi Arabia decreased in 2021 by 3 per cent, declining to JD581 million, compared with JD596 million in 2019.

The chamber’s exports to Syria increased by 36 per cent to some JD95 million, compared with JD69 million in 2019.

ACI exports increased during the same year to many Arab and foreign countries, most notably Indonesia, Egypt, Brazil, Algeria, Turkey, Sudan, Yemen, Malaysia and Spain.

The chamber's exports dropped to many countries in 2021, including Palestine, the United Arab Emirates, China, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Italy, Bahrain, and Tunisia.

The chamber’s exports in 2021 in the mining industries accounted for JD1.452 billion, chemical and cosmetics JD1.070 billion, and foodstuff, agricultural and livestock sectors combined were at about JD657 million.

The engineering, electrical and information technology sectors exports amounted to JD653 million, therapeutic and medical supplies were at about JD603 million, and leather and textiles reached about JD452 million.

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