ACI exports see 14.5% increase in Q1 2021

SourceJordan Times

AMMAN — The value of exports by the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) in the first quarter of 2021 totalled JD1.165 billion compared with JD1.017 billion in the same period of 2020, marking an increase of 14.5 per cent, ACI Chairman Fathi Jaghbeer said on Tuesday. The three-month figure was driven by higher exports of six sub-sectors, including the chemical and food industries, Jaghbeer noted as reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra. He added that Jordanian exports to the US increased by 50.3 per cent during the January-March period of 2021 to JD205 million, compared with JD137 million in the same period of last year. Jaghbeer noted that most of the Jordanian exports to the US market mainly included the mining and engineering industries, while textile and garment exports dropped. The chairman noted that potash-and phosphate-based fertiliser exports to the US market stood at JD40 million, followed by jewellery at JD30 million, air-conditioning appliances at JD6 million, and aluminium products at more...