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chief sources, total value of exports, crude petroleum, potash, agricultural produce

The principal exports of Jordan, apart from agricultural produce shipped to neighboring countries, are phosphates, potash, fertilizers, foodstuffs, and pharmaceuticals. The principal imports are crude petroleum, food, transport equipment, machinery, chemicals, iron and steel, and electrical and electronic items. Leading purchasers of Jordanís exports are Iraq, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Syria, and Indonesia; chief sources for imports are Iraq, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Turkey, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. In 2000 the total value of Jordanian imports was $4.4 billion, and the total value of exports was $1.9 billion. Tourism is an important source of foreign exchange revenue. In 2000, 1.4 million tourists visited Jordan, yielding $722 million in income.



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