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Iran’s Northwestern Province Exports Rise by 144 Percent (03 February 2019)

Iran’s Northwestern province of West Azerbaijan has exported more than $1.1 billion worth of commodities in the first 10 months of the current local calendar year (started on March 21, 2018), indicating a 144% growth in comparison with the corresponding period in the last year.

Over $1.1 billion worth of commodities were exported from West Azerbaijan province during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (through Jan. 20), a senior official said.

Governor of West Azerbaijan province Mohammad Mehdi Shahriari said more than $1.1 billion worth of goods were exported from the province in the past 10 months, indicating a 144% growth in comparison with the similar period of last year, when the value of exports from the province stood at $450 million.

Situated in a strategic region in northwestern Iran, West Azarbaijan borders Turkey, Iraq and Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.

The province’s trades are carried out through five land border crossings, namely Poldasht, Bazargan, Razi, Sarv and Tamarchin.

Steel products, foodstuff, dates, flooring and cables as well as agricultural products, including watermelon, walnut, plum, tomato, almond and apple constitute the main exports of West Azerbaijan.

Also on January 27, Director General of Kermanshah Customs Administration Khalil Heidari announced that Iran’s Western province of Kermanshah has exported $2.376 billion worth of goods in the past 10 months which indicates a 50% increase compared with the corresponding period in the last year.

Close to 4.783 million tons of commodities worth $2.376 billion were exported from Kermanshah in the first 10 months of the current Iranian year of 1397, indicating a rise both in terms of volume and value, a senior official said.

Heidari said that the figure indicated a 50% and 36% growth in terms of value and tonnage, respectively, compared to same period in last year.

According to the official, just like the past months, Parvizkhan, Khosravi, and Paveh border crossings were the province’s main transit gates through which some 3.24 million tons of goods worth $1.371 billion were exported.

The three crossings have gained momentum during the past months. The figures on the transit of goods through Parvizkhan, Khosravi, and Paveh borders indicate a 85% and 58% hike in terms of value and volume year-on-year.

Kermanshah’s producers offer their products in 36 foreign markets, the top of which Iraq.

Detergents, evaporative products, home appliances, tomato, tile, plastic bags, coolers and potato are among the main goods exported via the province’s borders.

Iran’s non-oil export has been registering rising numbers in the current Iranian year (started on March 21, 2018).

Earlier on January 08, Head of Iran"s Tea Organization Habib Jahansaz said that the country has exported about 13,000 tons of tea worth $17 million in the first nine months of the current Iranian year.

Back on December 23, Jahansaz had said that tea exports from Iran in the first 8 months of the current Iranian year amounted to 12,571 tons which generated income worth $18 million, marking a 40% rise in value and 51% in tonnage in a year-on-year comparison.

He added that the figure respectively indicates 51% and 40% growth in terms of tonnage and value compared with the corresponding period last year.

Referring to “the favorable position of Iranian tea” in the global markets, the official said the agricultural product is currently shipped to 34 European and Asian countries.

On December 30, it was announced that statistics released by the country"s customs administration showed Iran considerably increased its trade exchanges with the world countries in the first nine months of the current Iranian year, indicating a positive trend of non-oil exports.

Foreign trade balance of Iran reached $738 million during March 21, 2018-December 22, 2018, Iran"s Customs Administration reported.

It noted that Iran’s exports experienced a 5 percent increase while imports faced a 16 percent decrease.

The latest report released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) shows that Iran’s non-oil trade with other countries during the 9-month period exceeded $33.358 billion.

The volume of Iran’s non-oil trade reached 86.940 million tons worth $33.358 billion, registering 5.40% increase in value compared to the same period last year, it added.

Iran’s main exported goods from Iran were gas condensates, liquefied natural gas (LNC), liquefied propane, methanol and other lightweight oils and petroleum products, except gasoline, respectively.

The main buyers of Iranian goods during the mentioned period were Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan and Turkey, respectively.

Source: Farsnews - Date: (03 February 2019)


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