Instability in Syria affecting Jordanian economy, say trade experts
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  • According to reports, Jordanian trade experts have said that conditions in Syria are adversely affecting the Jordanian economy, particularly the private sector. Syria is the main land route for exports to and imports from Turkey, East Europe and Lebanon. Syria is seen as a strategic economic partner of Jordan, with exports and imports including food, animal and farming products, electrical appliances, and cotton textiles. The bilateral trade volume between the two countries amounts to more than US$ 1 billion annually. 1

    • 1. “Trade experts say instability in Syria adversely affecting Jordan's economy”, Al-Hayat website, June 29, 2012