Export from Qom province rises 22% in a year

May 23, 2023 - 14:0

TEHRAN- The value of non-oil export from Qom province increased by 22 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20), as compared to the preceding year, a provincial official announced.

Akbar Ebdali, the head of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department, said that 379,70 tons of non-oil goods valued at $347.743 million were exported from the province in the previous year, indicating also 28 percent growth in terms of weight, year on year.

He named plastic materials, mineral fuels, shoes and sandals, copper wire, iron wire, eggs, polyester fibers, chemical products, and mechanical machines as the major exported items, and Iraq, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Syria, Russia, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan as the main export destinations.

As announced by the spokesman of Trade Development Committee of the Iranian House of Industry, Mining, and Trade, the value of Iran’s non-oil export rose 10 percent in the past year.

Ruhollah Latifi said that 122.056 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $53.166 billion were exported in the previous year.

China with the purchase of $14.584 billion of commodities (no change), Iraq with $10.238 billion (15 percent growth), Turkey with $7.459 billion (23 percent growth), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with $5.767 billion (28 percent growth), and India with $2.146 billion (18 percent growth) were the first five export destinations of Iranian goods in 1401, the official stated.

Latifi further announced that 37.18 million tons of non-oil commodities valued at $59.655 billion were imported to the country during the past year, with a 10 percent drop in weight, and a 13 percent rise in worth, year on year.

The UAE with sales of $18.395 billion (11 percent growth), China with $15.744 billion (24 percent growth), Turkey with $6.99 billion (15 percent growth), India with $2.019 billion (80 percent growth), and Germany with $2.019 billion (five percent growth), were the first five countries supplying goods to Iran in 1401, he stated.

The official went on to say that the country's non-oil trade reached 159.236 million tons worth $112.821 billion in the previous year, with an 11.2 percent growth year on year.


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