<<Back

 
     
     
 

 
 

Jordan:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

Total Population: 6.5 million (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 0.38 million (2011)

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 2 million (2011)

b.    GDP: $28.4 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 2.5% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $5,900 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                          i.    agriculture: 5%

                                         ii.    industry: 30%

                                        iii.    services: 65%

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 25.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 12.3% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $8.066 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphates,           vegetables, pharmaceuticals

c.    Total Import: $14.01 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: crude oil, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq

b.    Climate: mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)

c.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 1,025,000 ha in 2009

d.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land: 0.2 million ha in 2009

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.08 million ha in 2009

                                        iii.    Pasture: 0.1 million ha in 2009

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 95 thousand ha in 2009

e.    Major Agricultural commodities: wheat, sugar, rice, soyabean oil, sun flower seed oil, olive oil, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
 

Industries: total industrial establishments 21,000 companies

        Manufacturing (converting) sector: Leather and footwear manufacturing, chemical industry, Plastic industry, IT industry, Furniture industry, Food industry, Packaging industry, Engineering products manufacturing sector. It contributes about 18% of Jordanian GDP.

         Mining sector: it contributes about 2% of Jordanian GDP.

 
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

a.    CO2 emissions (mt/capita): 4.8 (2008)

b.    Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita): 1,260 (2009)

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
 

 

 I.            Import of Raw Jute by Jordan from 2001 – 2010 (tonnes)

2001

 

0

2002

 

21

2003

 

15

2004

 

0

2005

 

5

2006

 

0

2007

 

278

2008

 

210

2009

 

221

2010

 

-

 

II.          Import of Raw Jute by Jordan from 2001 – 2010 (‘000 USD)

2001

 

0

2002

 

13

2003

 

10

2004

 

0

2005

 

2

2006

 

0

2007

 

268

2008

 

203

2009

 

194

2010

 

-

 

iii.        Import of Raw Jute (5303) by Jordan (‘000 USD):

Exporters

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

World

268

203

194

195

349

Kenya

160

135

162

169

222

Turkey

0

0

0

0

40

China

0

0

9

0

30

Brazil

62

12

0

0

29

United Republic of Tanzania

46

20

20

26

16

Bangladesh

0

36

0

0

10

Egypt

0

0

4

1

1

 

iv.    Import of Jute Yarn and other textile bast fibre (5303) by Jordan (‘000 USD):

Exporters

Imported value in 2007

Imported value in 2008

Imported value in 2009

Imported value in 2010

Imported value in 2011

World

1,861

2,295

1,319

1,683

2,188

Bangladesh

1,462

1,561

1,044

850

1,764

India

358

688

276

700

419

Italy

0

0

0

0

2

Turkey

41

28

0

39

2

Sri Lanka

0

0

0

22

0

China

0

17

0

0

0

Indonesia

0

0

0

72

0

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

         Jordan uses sisal (imported from Kenya) for manufacturing of twine and rope.

 
     
     
  Associate Members:  
     
 

Al-Naouri Import and Export, Zerqa, Jordan

Activity: Importer of Jute Cloth and Jute Bags

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

i.       Jordan Exporters Association (JEA)

P.O. Box 830432, Amman 11183 Jordan

T: (+962 6) 568-5603 or (+962 6) 568-5604

F: (00 962 6) 568-5605

                         Email: sawsan@jordanexporters.org

 

ii.       Goldenbird International Trading EST

Main Tareq Street, Building No.91, 3rd Floor, P.O.Box 1407

Amman, Tareq, Jordan 11947

Tel : +962-6-505 7949, Fax: +962-6-505 7949

Contact: Samir Said

Activity: manufacturer and exporter of jute yarn

 

iii.      Ziad Sahoury & Co

       Contact : Mr. Ziad Sahoury (Manager)

               ABDEL NASER, AMMAN, ABDALI, Jordan 182611

               Telephone: 962-6-5695391, Fax:  962-6-5695392

               Mobile:  962-795980147

               Activity: buyer of jute packaging bags

List of companies which are importing (jute) products

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

i.                Toufiq Islam Shatil

First Secretary

Embassy of Bangladesh in Amman, Jordan

Building No. 10, Al Mozdalifa Street

Rabiah 11183, Amman, Jordan

Phone: +962-6-552-9192, +962-6-552-9193

Fax:    +962-6-552-9194

Email: toufiq.shatil@mofa.gov.bd, shatilislam1306@gmail.com, embangla@joinnet.com.jo, ambangla@wanadoo.jo

 

ii.               Riad Saifi

Chairman

Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC)

P.O. Box 287/801, Amman-11118-Jordan

Te:l 5666151, 962 6 5666151-4, Cell: 079/5562243, Fax: 962 6 5666155

E-mail: riad_saifi@hotmail.com, info@ammanchamber.org.jo

Web: http://www.ammanchamber.org.jo

 

iii.             Amman Chamber of Industry

Zahran Street - Jabal Amman, Jordan

Telephone: ++962 6 4643001, Fax : ++962 6 4647852  

P.O.Box : 1800 Amman 11118  

Email : aci@aci.org.jo,

Web: http://www.aci.org.jo/development/en/index.php

 

iv.              Directorate of International Cooperation and Trade Agreements

Ministry of Agriculture

Ph: 5686151

Web: http://www.moa.gov.jo/Ir6ba6dole/tabid/173/Default.aspx

 
     
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

         The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG and Mr. Md. Faruque Hossain, Finance and Administrative Officer, IJSG visited Amman, Jordan on a Membership drive with Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in 03 March 2010.

 
     
     

All Content Copy Right Reserved 2003, IJSG, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Disclaimer
Courtesy : Ministry of Textiles, Government of India |  Powered by IJIRA