News ID: 280170
Published: 0330 GMT January 31, 2021

Exports of East Azarbaijan Province at $893m in 10 months

Exports of East Azarbaijan Province at $893m in 10 months

East Azarbaijan Province, in northwestern Iran, exported commodities worth $893 million during the 10 months to January 19, according to a provincial official of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).

Leili Arvanaqi, the head of IRICA of East Azarbaijan, said that over 1.8 million tons of products were exported from the province to 105 countries during the 10 months, IRNA reported.

She said Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan were the major export destinations of the province’s products in the said period.

The official further said that the province’s 10-month exports show a five percent rise in terms of value, while a 14 percent fall is observed in terms of weight, as compared to the corresponding period last year.

Iran has traded 122.8 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $58.7 billion in the first 10 months of the current Iranian year, according to IRICA figures.

Of the total volume of the country’s non-oil trade in the said period, 94.5 million tons, worth $28.6 billion, were the share of exports, and about 28.2 million tons, valued at $30.6, were the imported goods, said IRICA head, Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi.

According to the official, exports of non-oil goods in this period decreased by 17.7 percent in weight, and 20 percent in value compared to the same period last year.

Iran’s top five non-oil export destinations during this period were China, with $7.2 billion worth of exports, Iraq, with $6.3 billion, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with over $3.7 billion, Turkey, with $2 billion, and Afghanistan, with $1.9 billion.

The above countries imported a total of 69.5 million tons of goods, worth $21.3 billion, from Iran in the said 10 months, accounting for 73.5 percent and 76 percent of the total exports in terms of weight and value, respectively.

Meanwhile, the country’s top five sources of imports during this period were China, with $7.9 billion, the UAE, with $7.4 billion, Turkey, with $3.4 billion, India, with $1.8 billion, and Germany, with $1.4 billion worth of imports.


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