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Jordan's textile & apparel trade rises in May 2014
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Aug '14
The exports and imports of textiles and apparel from Jordan increased by 18.55 percent and 10.97 percent year-on-year, respectively, in May 2014, according to the data released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics.

The exports of textiles and apparel by Jordan increased by 18.55 percent to 65.007 million dinars in the May 2014, compared to exports of 52.943 million dinars made during the corresponding period of last year.

During May 2014, the exports of knitted or crocheted fabrics by Jordan increased by 22 percent, from 0.072 million dinars in May 2013 to 0.098 million dinars in May 2014.

Likewise, exports of knitted apparel increased by 19.2 percent, from 51.073 million dinars in May 2013 to 63.243 million dinars in May 2014. However, the exports of non-knitted apparel decreased by 7.2 percent, as compared to 1.797 million dinars in May 2013, coming down to 1.666 million dinars in May 2014.

Exports of cotton increased by 62.5 percent, as compared to 0.003 million dinars in May 2013 to 0.008 million dinars in May 2014.

On the other hand, the imports of textiles and apparel by Jordan increased by 10.97 percent to 56.806 million dinars in the May 2014, compared to exports of 50.61 million dinars made during the corresponding period of last year, the data showed.

In May 2014, Jordan’s imports of knitted or crocheted fabrics increased by 35.21 percent, from 21.792 million dinars in May 2013 to 33.636 million dinars in May 2014.

Similarly, imports of knitted apparel increased by 2.74 percent to 13.884 million
dinars in May 2014, as compared to imports worth 13.503 million dinars made in May 2013. However, imports of non-knitted apparel decreased by 25.2 percent to 7.197 million dinars during the month, as against imports of 9.631 million dinars in the corresponding month of last year.

Jordan’s cotton imports plunged by 63.24 percent to 2.089 million dinars in May 2014, compared to imports of 5.684 million dinars during the same month last year.

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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