Exports from East Amman Industrial Zone dropped slightly to JD282 million during the past 9 months of 2014 compared with JD285 in the same period of last year, the zone's investors' report said.
Chairman of East Amman Industrial Investors Society Iyad Abu Haltam on Tuesday told Petra that the zone’s exports witnessed a slight decline due to the regional political turmoil mainly in the Kingdom's major export markets.
"Despite all regional challenges, the zone is still developing and competing with the local and foreign markets," Abu Haltam stressed.
The zone chairman recommended further support and encouragement for national industries as this is one of the most important economic sectors contributing to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), in addition to its role in creating jobs, adding foreign exchange to the Treasury and boosting the Kingdom's development.
Chemical industries and cosmetics topped the zone's export list at JD60 million, followed by engineering, electricity and information technology sector at JD56 million, while food, agricultural and animal products stood at JD55 million.