Exports from Isfahan province multiply by 3.5
Tehran – As announced by a provincial official, the value of Isfahan province’s exports increased 3.5 times in the first month of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-April 20), compared to first month of the previous year.
Rasoul Kouhestani, director general of the province’s customs department, said 175 million tons of goods worth $ 123 million were exported from the province in the mentioned month, which also indicates a growth of 201% by weight.
He mentioned products such as iron, steel and carpets, as well as petrochemical, chemical, biological and dairy products as the main exported products.
The official further said that Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Afghanistan and Indonesia were the main export destinations for the products.
As it previously announced, more than 6.19 million tons of products worth $ 2.072 billion were exported from Isfahan province in the last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20) .
Kouhestani said the province’s annual exports were down 21 percent in value and 16 percent in weight.
The official named steel, petrochemicals and carpets as the main exports, and Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Indonesia as the main export markets for the products during of the past year.
Iran exported 8.302 million tonnes of non-oil products worth $ 2.968 billion in the first month of the current Iranian calendar year, registering an 80% increase in value compared to the same period of the previous year.
According to the head of the customs administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRICA) Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, the country’s non-oil exports during the said period also increased by 56 percent in terms of weight.
Iran traded 10.343 million tonnes of non-oil goods worth $ 5.762 billion with its trading partners in the mentioned month, Mir-Ashrafi said.
The country’s trade balance was positive at $ 174 million in the said month, according to the official.
China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey and Afghanistan were the main export destinations for the Islamic Republic during the review period.
Mir-Ashrafi noted that gasoline was the main product exported during the month mentioned.
According to the official, Iran also imported 2.041 million tonnes of goods worth $ 2.794 billion in the said month, indicating an 18% decrease in weight and a 47% increase in value.
Cell phones, sunflower oil, wheat, rice and flour were the main products imported into the country during the mentioned period.
The UAE, China, Turkey, India and Russia were Iran’s top five import sources in the month mentioned.
Iran’s non-oil trade was valued at $ 73 billion in the last Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).
According to Mir-Ashrafi, Iran’s non-oil exports were 112 million tons valued at $ 34.5 billion, while those of imports were 34.4 million tons valued at $ 38.5 billion. dollars last year, the official added.