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Jordanian exports up by 6.1 per cent — official data

Dec 21,2014 - Last updated at Dec 21,2014

AMMAN — Overall Jordanian exports, including re-exports, during the first 10 months of 2014 reached JD4.9 billion marking an increase of 6.1 per cent compared with the same period in 2013, according to a foreign trade report released by the Department of Statistics (DoS) on Sunday. Domestic exports during the January-October period of 2014 increased by 8.1 per cent over the same period of last year to reach JD4.3 billion, the report e-mailed to The Jordan Times showed. Imports went up to JD13.4 billion, registering a 2.9 per cent increase in the first 10 months of 2014 compared with the same period of 2013. The DoS report also showed that the Kingdom’s trade deficit, the value imports exceeding those of exports, increased by 1.1 per cent during the January-October period of this year to JD8.4 billion at current prices. The DoS noted that the coverage ratio of total exports to imports has increased to 36.9 per cent from 35.8 per cent .

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