Jordan boosts imports of fuel derivatives by 34% in Jan-Jul

17 Sep 2012

(MENAFN) Jordan’s Department of Statistics announced that in the January-July period, the country’s imports of fuel derivatives jumped by 34 percent to USD3.863 billion, from USD2.880 billion in 2011’s same period, reported Xinhua News.

The agency said that the Kingdom’s energy imports grew notably for power generation due to frequent cuts in natural gas supply from Egypt since the start of last year until recently.

It added that the Egyptian gas contributed with 80 percent of the power generated in the country,

It is worth noting that in 2012’s first 7 months, Jordan’s imports of fuel accounted for 31.8 percent of the country’s overall imports of all commodities and goods that stood at USD12.14 billion.

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