Trade deficit rise by 11 percent in 10 months

Amman, Dec. 27 (Petra)–Trade deficit in the first 10 months of this year rose by 11 percent compared to the same period of last year, according to figures of Department of Statistics.

The difference between the value of exports and imports in the same period stood at JD7.55 billion. The value of exports reached JD4.351 billion dropping by 2.7 percent while the value of imports stood at JD11.9 billion rising by 5.6 percent compared to last year.

The value of national exports slightly rose by 0.4 percent compared to last year due to the rise in exports of clothes, raw potash and fertilizers.

Source: Jordan News Agency