Overall, garment exports accounted for 22.98 per cent of around 4.369 billion dinars ($6.157) exports made by Jordan during the period under discussion, according to the data released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics.
Category-wise, knitted or crocheted apparel and clothing accessories’ exports earned 952.612 million dinars ($1.342 billion) for Jordan in 2016, showing a jump of 2.2 per cent over exports totalling 932.069 million dinars ($1.313 billion) made during the same period in 2015.
Exports of non-knitted garments shot up by 12.09 per cent year-on-year and contributed 51.766 million dinars ($72.957 million) during the period under review.
In December 2016, Jordan’s exports of knitted apparel and accessories increased by 3.61 per cent to 90.550 million dinars, as against exports of 87.386 million dinars made in the corresponding month of the previous year.
The textile and clothing sector in Jordan employs about 24,000 people, with major players being American Jordanian Company for Apparel (Jordache), Casual Wear Apparel LLC, Central Clothing Company, EAM Maliban Textiles, El Zay Ready Wear Manufacturing Co., Golden Fingers Co. Ltd., and Prime Five Garment Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and many others. (RKS)
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