French-Jordanian economic relations have developed greatly since the privatization of the Kingdom’s economy.
Our 2014 exports fell by 15% compared with 2013 (excluding a exceptional delivery of turbines in 2013). Our trade surplus is €277 million and total trade volume is €301 million. Despite this drop, the positive results of certain sectors must be highlighted: cars (+54%) and refined petroleum products (+128%). Pharmaceuticals and perfumes remain among our biggest exports to Jordan. With a 2% market share, France is ranked fourth among European countries (behind Germany, Italy and Switzerland), with the European Union as Jordan’s number one supplier (19.7%), ahead of Saudi Arabia (19.6%), China (10.5%) and the United States (5.8%).
With €1.5 billion in stocks, France ranks 6th in terms of foreign investors, behind the Gulf States and on par with the United States. France is especially active in the area of telecommunications, which accounts for 66% of French investment (Orange), banking services, cement production (Lafarge), water distribution and treatment (including Suez and Vinci), fuel distribution (Total) and transport (management of Amman airport by the Paris airport authority (ADP)).