TEHRAN – Iran will stop car exports in the next Iranian calendar year, which begins on March 21, ILNA quoted Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad as saying.
He further added that car production in Iran will be decreased in the next year.
Iran exported passenger 44,682 passenger cars, valued at about $257 million, during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2012), showing 330 percent rise in value compared to the same period last year, ISNA reported.
The number of exported cars showed 284 percent rise, as well.
Iraq was the major importer of Iranian cars, accounting for 98 percent of total imports.
Small numbers of cars were also exported to Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
Iranian car manufacturers produced 72,845 vehicles in the 9th month of current Iranian calendar year (November 21 - December 21).
The amount shows 1.5 percent increase compared to its preceding month's figure of 71,732 vehicles, the state IRNA News Agency reported.
On Nov. 27, 2012, the ISNA news agency reported that several car companies in Iran have halted their production, while according to ISNA report the auto production has dropped by 66 percent in September compared to last years' figures.
Iranian car manufacturers produced 1.648 million cars in 2011.
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