Commodities worth $416m exported from Kerman province in 10 months

TEHRAN- As announced by a provincial official, 340,000 tons of goods worth $416 million were exported from Kerman province in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2023-January 20, 2024).

Mohammad-Mehdi Fadakar, the director-general of the province’s Customs Department, said that the ten-month export indicates 22 percent growth in terms of weight, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.

As previously announced by the head of the province’s Industry, Mining, and Trade Department, non-oil goods worth $490 million were exported from Kerman province in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20, 2023).

Mehdi Hosseini-Nejad said that the annual export from the province fell 49 percent in value.

He named pistachio and copper as the major exported products and said that pistachios and copper cathodes constituted 64 percent of the province’s exports in the previous year.

The official further announced that commodities worth $2.2 billion were imported to the province in the past year, with a 107-percent growth.

He named auto parts as the major imported items.

As previously announced by the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Iran exported 113 million tons of non-oil goods valued at $40.5 billion during the first 10 months of the present year.

Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that the 10-month non-oil export indicates a nine percent growth in weight, but an 11 percent fall in value, year on year, IRIB reported.

The official also said the country exported $29.9 billion of crude oil in the mentioned 10 months, registering a 10-percent rise, year on year.

Rezvani-Far further announced that Iran has imported 32.7 million tons of goods worth $54.8 billion in the first 10 months of the present year, which indicates an 11.6 percent rise in value and six percent growth in weight.

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

Gold, car parts and accessories, and smartphones were the main imported items during this period, according to the official.


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