Garments topped Jordan's exports in 2003 according to the latest statistical bulletin issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Garments accounted for 33.6 per cent or JD477.9 million of the country's total exports the report showed.

Exports of all products from the Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZs) rose by 53.5 per cent or JD144.6 million, reaching around JD415.1 million, according to the bulletin figures.

The US accounted for 53.7 per cent of the rise in the country's exports, followed by Syria at 37.8 per cent.

The US was also Jordan's major economic partner in 2003, accounting for 28.5 per cent or JD467.9 million of the Kingdom's total exports.