Jordan’s trade deficit grew 31.9 percent in 2021 – DOS

Statistics from the Department of Statistics (DoS) reveal that the Kingdom’s trade deficit rose by 31.9 percent in 2021, to JD8.701 billion, as opposed to JD6.595 billion in 2020. According to the DoS report on foreign trade in Jordan published on Sunday, the volume of total exports in 2021 reached JD6,643 billion. This is an increase of 17.8% from 2020, which stood at JD5.639 billion.

Jordan's trade deficit grew 31.9 percent in 2021 - DOS

During the same period, the value of national exports also increased, by 19.7%, to JD6.039 billion from JD5.044 billion in 2020, according to the data from the Department of State. Moreover, re-exports reached JD604.3 million in 2021, representing a 1.4-percent increase over 2020, when they reached JD595 million. Jordan’s imports in 2021 rose by 25.4% to JD15.345 billion, compared to JD12.235 billion in 2020, the DoS reported.