National exports increase by 13.6% and Imports decrease by (2.7%) during January 2019 compared with the same period of 2018

National exports increase by 13.6% and Imports decrease by (2.7%) during January 2019 compared with the same period of 2018

The statistical data issued by the Department of Statistics indicate that the value of total exports reached JD.421.9 million during January 2019 [i.e., an increase by 12.1% compared with the same period of 2018]. Meanwhile, the national exports value reached JD.358.7 Million during January 2019 [i.e. an increase by 13.6% compared with the same period of 2018]. The value of re-exports reached JD 63.2 million during January 2019 which indicates an increase by 4.3% as compared with the same period of 2018. The imports value reached JD.1188.1 million during January 2019, thus decreasing by (2.7%) compared with the same period of 2018.

The deficit in the trade balance, which is calculated by deducting the value of imports from the value of total exports, has reached JD.766.2 million therefore; the deficit has decreased during January 2019 by (9.3%) compared with the same period of 2018. The imports coverage by total exports has become 35.5% during January 2019 while it was 30.8% for the same period of 2018, which means an increase by 4.7 percentage points.

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