Iraq Imports One- Fifth of Jordan's Exports

Iraq accounted for one fifth of Jordan's total exports during the first 11 months of 2009 making it Jordan's biggest trade partner from amongst 100 countries trading with the kingdom.

Iraq topped the list of countries importing from Jordan although Jordanian exports to the Iraqi market dropped by 6.7 per cent during January-November of 2009.

According to figures released by the General Statistics Department, Jordan exported to Iraq JD 552.4 million worth of products compared with JD 517.5 million during the same period of 2008.

Vegetables and transport equipment were the largest items of Jordan's exports to Iraq.

Jordan imported JD 799.1 million worth of Iraq products with a rise of 70.5% compared to the corresponding period of 2008.

Jordan was Iraq's first trade partner before the U.S. invasion in 2003 and one of the key exporters within the framework of the 1996-2003 UN oil-for-food programs with Iraq.

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