Jordan's trade deficit falls

17 February 2010

Jordan's Department of Statistics has said that the kingdom's trade deficit had dropped 14.8% in 2009, as steel, machinery and oil imports decreased, Bloomberg has reported. Deficit shrank to JD5.47bn ($7.7bn) from JD6.42bn the year before. Exports fell 19.8% last year, led by a 49.3% slump in fertilizer shipments, the department said.

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