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Jordanian textile & apparel imports rise 12.43% in Jan-Feb
Apr '14
The imports of textiles and apparel by Jordan increased by 12.43 percent to 143.210 million dinars (US$ 202 million) in the first two months of 2014, compared to imports of 127.377 million dinars made during the corresponding period of last year, according to the data released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics.
During the two-month period, Jordan imported 41.561 million dinars worth of knitted or crocheted fabrics, followed by knitted apparel valued at 26.328 million dinars, non-knitted apparel at 17.265 million dinars and cotton at 13.067 million dinars.
In February 2014, Jordan’s textile and apparel imports were valued at 67.397 million dinars, of which, knitted or crocheted fabrics accounted for 21.705 million dinars, knitted clothing and apparel accessories contributed 15.580 million dinars, and non-knitted apparel and accessories 6.833 million dinars.
In 2013, Jordan’s textile and clothing imports jumped by 18.12 percent to 895.428 million dinars, as against imports of 758.029 million dinars made in the previous year. Of this, imports of knitted or crocheted fabric were valued at 285.836 million dinars.
Last year, exports of textiles and garments from Jordan grew by 9.87 percent to 866.239 million dinars, compared to exports of 788.417 million dinars made in 2012. Of this, exports of knitted or crocheted apparel and accessories fetched the highest sum of 771.593 million dinars, followed by non-knitted garments with 38.112 million dinars.
In September 2013, the Government of Jordan imposed a 20 percent customs duty on imported clothing. Prior to that the duty on imported garments was collected at 5 percent of the value of garments, or 1 dinar on each kg of imported apparel, whichever was higher.
The textile and clothing sector in Jordan employs about 40,000 people, according to the Jordanian Society for the Export of Clothes and Textiles.

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