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Country At A Glance

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Map of Jordan

Country Facts

Nominal GDP31.06 Billion USD
Population6.545 Million
Total Trade/GDP109.11%
CurrencyJordanian Dinar (JOD)
Merchandise Imports from Canada114.71 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Crude Oil, Manufactured Goods, Livestock

EDC in Jordan

Canadian companies assisted59
International buyers insured117
Business volume29.37 Million CAD

Business Environment

Jordan is a small economy with limited natural resources and financial capabilities. The GDP growth halved, since 2008, mostly due to the financial crisis and its impact on the country's industrial zone for the production of textile, aerospace, cosmetic, pharmaceuticals  and tourism. Despite a slight recovery forecasted for 2013 to 3.5%, GDP opportunities remain limited. Manufacturing, construction, real estate, services and tourism are the key economic drivers for the country.Canada’s recently signed a Free Trade Agreement with Jordan which should bolster trade volumes between countries.  Business opportunities exist across a wide range of sectors that match Canadian capabilities.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power
  • Transportation Services

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Abu Dhabi, UAE, we provide regional support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Jordan. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.
 

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