Jordan Industry

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At a time of growing global demand for fertiliser, the potash industry in Jordan is becoming increasingly profitable. An ingredient in a number of fertilisers, potash is extracted from the Dead Sea. Most of the product is then exported to a growing Eastern market, including to India, South-east Asia and China. The industry comprises the Arab Potash...

Through its industrial estates, free zones and development zones, Jordan has continued to attract local and foreign investment. These make a vital contribution to national exports and to the economy in general, despite some concern that Jordanians have not benefitted from the jobs created. At the same time, the government is working to unify...

In the face of rising energy costs and limited access to financing for smaller businesses, many Jordanian manufacturers can nonetheless feel optimistic in 2012. Despite the political unrest which overtook much of the Middle East in 2011, Jordanian exports proved surprisingly resilient, both within the region and further afield, and are being...

Amid the regional turbulence caused by the Arab Spring, Jordan has navigated a steady course. This is a key advantage that the kingdom offers to foreign investors, who continue to regard the country as a strong base for targeting growth markets in the region and who are stepping up their involvement in core domestic industries such as energy, health care and information technology.

Chapter | Industry and Retail from The Report: Jordan 2012

Jordanian manufacturers continue to make up a sizeable slice of the country’s GDP. According to the Central Bank, in the first three quarters of 2011 the manufacturing sector made up 20.3% of GDP, expanding by 4.1% on the same period in 2010. Despite the political unrest that overtook much of the Middle East in 2011, Jordanian exports proved surprisingly resilient, both within the region and...

Jordan’s mining sector has a promising outlook for the coming year, and not just in the sector’s traditional segments such as phosphate and potash, but in newer areas of extraction as well. As profits for established mining companies grow, so do opportunities in shale oil and uranium extraction.

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