Further positive economic news came from the department of statistics on 12 December, as figures were released showing that Jordan’s trade deficit narrowed to JD 1,300 million ($1,831 million) at the end of October 2002, compared with JD 1,500 million ($2,113 million) at the same time last year. Clothing was the biggest foreign currency earner, accounting for 22 per cent of export revenues over the 10 months, while pharmaceuticals came second at 10 per cent. Iraq was the kingdom’s biggest customer, with 20 per cent of total sales, and the US was next with10 per cent.