Commodities worth $1.2b exported from East Azarbaijan in 9 months

TEHRAN- As announced by a provincial official, commodities valued at $1.2 billion were exported from East Azarbaijan province, in the northwest of Iran, during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2023).

Mohammad-Jafar Ozmaei, the head of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department, said that these commodities have been exported to 102 countries, and named Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as the top export destinations of the products.

As previously announced by the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Iran exported 101.904 million tons of non-oil goods valued at $36.43 billion during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year.

Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that the nine-month non-oil export indicates 26.48 percent growth in weight, but 0.68 percent fall in value, year on year.

The official also said that the country’s exports in the first nine months of this year, including oil, electricity, and technical and engineering services, and excluding the export via suitcase trade, reached $63.97 billion.

Appreciating the cooperation of the Ministries of Oil, Energy, and Industry, Mining and Trade in providing relevant statistics, he said: “It is for the first time that the statistics of the export of oil, electricity and technical and engineering services along with the export of non-oil goods are published by the customs. This government action is aimed at transparency in the performance of foreign trade.”

The IRICA head put the value of the export of oil at $26.46 billion, electricity at $300 million, and technical and engineering services at $780 million in the nine-month period.

Rezvani-Far further announced that Iran has imported 28.7 million tons of goods worth $48.42 billion in the first nine months of the present year, of which $60 million was the value of electricity import.

The nine-month import indicates 12.29 percent rise in value and six percent growth in weight, year on year, he added.

He named China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, and India as the major export destinations of Iranian goods in the said time span, and the UAE, China, Turkey, Germany, and India as the main sources of import.

The IRICA head said that the value of Iran’s trade rose seven percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.


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