Export from Golestan province up 68% in 10 months on year

February 5, 2022 - 9:53

TEHRAN – The value of export from Golestan province, in the northeast of Iran, rose 68 percent in the first 10 months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2021-January 20, 2022), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, a provincial official announced.

Ebrahim Hosseini, the director-general of Golestan province’s Customs Department, said that commodities worth nearly $150 million were exported from the province in the ten-month period.

The official further announced that the ten-month export also indicates 92 percent growth in terms of weight year on year.

He said polystyrene, cheese, dates, pistachios, pipes, cement and tomato paste were the most exported goods, and named Kazakhstan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Romania, Poland, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia as the major export destinations.

As previously announced by the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the value of Iran’s non-oil exports rose 38 percent during the first 10 months of the current year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.

Alireza Moghadasi said Iran exported over 100 million tons of non-oil products worth $38.763 billion in the mentioned period.

According to the official, the weight of exports in the mentioned period also grew by seven percent in comparison to the figure for the previous fiscal year’s same 10 months.

He said major export destinations of the Iranian non-oil goods were China, Iraq, and Turkey during the said 10 months.

The IRICA head further announced that the Islamic Republic imported 33 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $41.473 billion in the mentioned period, with a 34-percent growth in value and a 17-percent rise in weight, year on year.

The United Arab Emirates was the top exporter to Iran in the said period, followed by China, Turkey, Germany, and Switzerland, he stated.

According to the official, out of the total non-oil goods imported into the country in the first 10 months of this year, 25 million tons worth $15 billion were basic goods, which indicates an increase of 26 percent in weight and 56 percent in value, year on year.

Moghadasi noted that currently about five million tons of commodities are stored at the country’s customs for which the clearance procedures will be carried out soon.

“There are 160 customs active in the country, and this number is increasing with the creation of new free zones and economic areas,” he added.

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