Middle East Economic Survey


No 17



Minister Puts Jordans Energy Import Bill At $3.6Bn In 2010

The cost of Jordans imports of energy in 2010 was estimated at $3.6bn, or 13.5% of GDP, according to the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khalid Tuqan. Speaking at a recent conference in 'Amman, Dr Tuqan said that the increase in the international prices of crude oil and products has had a negative effect on economic and social conditions in Jordan by...