Industry in Jordan

Industry in Jordan Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Jordan's industrial production declined by about 20% after the occupation of the West Bank. Small, domestic industries on the West Bank included the production of soap, cigarettes and olive oil, while the main industrial areas are situated east of the river.

Industrialization has grown rapidly since the early 1960s, despite the problems associated with the 1967 war. Major industries include the oil refining, cement production, phosphates and hydroelectric power. Other, rapidly expanding industries, both local and foreign-owned, include food processing, textiles, pharmaceutical goods, paper, sugar and glass making.

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