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Jordan’s Trade Deficit Widens on Rise in Oil Imports, Petra Says

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Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Jordan’s trade deficit widened 23 percent in the first half from a year earlier, because of an increase in oil imports and a decline in exports, the official Petra news agency reported.

The deficit reached 4.66 billion dinars ($6.6 billion), compared with 3.78 billion dinars at the end of June 2011, according to Petra.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nayla Razzouk in Dubai at nrazzouk2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maher Chmaytelli at mchmaytelli@bloomberg.net