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Jordan: Apparel accessories, clothing exports grow 1.7 per cent

Exports of apparel accessories and clothing moved up in the first 10 months of last year. From January to October 2016, the country exported garments and clothing accessories worth 836.7 million dinars an increase of 1.7 per cent over exports of 822.8 million dinars made in the corresponding period of 2015.

Overall, garment exports accounted for 22.89 per cent of around 3.655 billion dinars exports by Jordan during the ten-month period, according to a data released by the Jordanian Department of Statistics. Category-wise, exports of accessories of knitted or crocheted apparel and clothing earned 792.129 million dinars showing a 1.27 per cent jump over exports totaling 782.130 million dinars made during the same period in 2015.

Exports of non-knitted garments shot up by 9.62 per cent year-on-year and contributed 44.570 million dinars during the period under review. In October last year, Jordan’s exports of knitted apparel and accessories increased by 10.5 per cent to 68.315 million dinars as against exports of 61.821 million dinars made in the corresponding month of last 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, Golden Fingers, and Prime Five Garment Manufacturing among others.