INCREASED TRADE BOOSTS JORDANIAN CAPITAL SPENDING.

PositionStagnant internal demand means that growing export sales will be the driving force behind industrial growth in 2003 - Brief Article

Internal demand for Jordan's goods and services will be rather stagnant through most of 2003, so industrial growth will be driven almost exclusively by rising export sales. In the upcoming year, Jordan will be better positioned than any other nation in the region to expand exports to the United States. Through most of 2002, sales of Jordanian products experienced gains in excess of 50 percent year-on-year. That healthy growth is directly linked to signature of a binational free trade agreement with the United States signed in October of 2000.

Double-digit growth in sales of Jordanian finished...

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