TEHRAN- As announced by a provincial official, 1.391 million tons of products valued at $851 million were exported from Markazi province, in the center of Iran, during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2023).
Ruhollah Gholami, the acting head of the province’s Customs Department, said that the nine-month export indicates one percent rise in value, and 13 percent growth in weight, year on year.
The official further announced that 240,000 tons of goods worth $699 million were imported to the province during the first nine months of the present year, indicating 46 percent growth in value, and 75 percent rise in weight, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.
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.