The Impact of the Foreign Trade on the Growth of the Jordanian Manufacturing Industry Sectarian Analytical Approach during the Period (1996 – 2013)

Fadel M Al-Habashneh


The study aims at analyzing the impact of the foreign trade on the growth of the Jordanian industrial sector during the period (1996 –2013). In order to achieve the above objective the OLS (ordinary least squares) model has been fitted to the relevant data concerning growth rate of the industry, as dependent variable and growth rate of exports and growth rate of imports as the independent variables.
The main finding of the study that the growth rate of both exports and imports has positive effect on the growth rate of manufacturing sector. Therefore, the study suggests that investment should be encouraged and oriented towards intermediate and capital industries.


: Foreign trade, Economic Growth, Manufacturing Industry.


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