Goods exported from Iranian Imam Khomeini Airport Customs increased by 48 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.14 /Trend, A.Yusifzade /
The goods, exported from the Iranian Imam Khomeini Airport Customs, have increased by 48 percent and amounted to $84,795 million for the first eight months of this year [current Iranian calendar started on March 21, 2010], Golamhuseyn Nukhi, the head of the Imam Khomeini airport customs, was quoted by BENA, as saying.
During this period, the volume of Iranian import through the Imam Khomeini airport customs has been increased over $4,790 billion.
Nukhi said that the total amount of goods transited via Iran for the first eight months of this year through the Imam Khomeini airport customs was about $18,874 million.
Afghanistan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, UAE and Turkmenistan are among the top destinations for transit of goods via the Islamic Republic.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Iran is the third country in the Middle East and Central Asia in terms of export and import.
In its latest report called 'Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia,' the IMF said that Iranian exports of goods and services in 2010 would amount to $95 billion.
This figure marks a $7.9 billion increase compared to the same period of last year. It was forecasted that the volume of Iranian export of goods and services will increase up to $98 billion in 2011.
Roughly 6.795 million tons of goods have been transited via Iran for the first eight months of this year [current Iranian calendar]. The figure amounted to 157.43 millions euro or 46 percent compared to the previous year's figure.
During this period, the total volume of transit through the customs of Shahid Rajayi, Saraxs, Bashmag, Khosro, Bazargan hit about 78 percent.