News ID: 272714
Published: 0243 GMT August 10, 2020

Official: Three-month exports from eastern border market above $13m

Official: Three-month exports from eastern border market above $13m

Goods worth over $13 million were exported from a border market in the eastern Iranian province of South Khorasan during the first quarter of the current calendar year (March 20-June 20), a provincial official said.

The head of South Khorasan Customs Office, Mohammad-Ali Khashi, put at $13.11 million the exact value of exports from Mahiroud border market during the three-month period, reported Fars News Agency.

He added loaded on 1,638 trucks, the exported goods were transported to Indonesia, China, Turkmenistan, India, Russia and Turkey.

Khashi listed some of the exported items as agricultural crops, cement, oil, diesel, salt, eggs and tiles.

Unlike some other Iranian borders crossings, Mahiroud has not been closed since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak and continues its usual activities, he noted.

On August 1, Khashi said exports from South Khorasan Province approximately doubled during the first four months of the current calendar year (March 20-July 21) compared to the figure for the same period last year.

He said that traders and companies exported a total of 1.05 million tons of goods, worth over $186.11 million, from the province during the four-month period.

The figures show a 98 percent and a 43 percent rise in terms of value and weight respectively compared with those of the same period of the previous year, Khashi added.

Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Taiwan were the top destinations of the eastern province’s exports during the period, he noted.


The official added the main exported products included vegetables, cement, hydrocarbon products, tiles, ceramics, diesel, peas, salt and eggs.

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