Goods imported from Iranian Chabahar Customs reduced by 57 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.29 /Trend, A.Yusifzade /
The goods, imported from the Iranian Chabahar Customs, have reduced by 57 percent in terms of weight to 121,500 tons and in terms of value by 31 percent to $500 million for the first nine months of this year [current Iranian calendar started on March 21, 2010], Hamid Zarif, the head of the Chabahar customs, was quoted by BENA, as saying.
Zarif said that the largest volumes of goods imported via Chabahar Customs fell on plastic raw materials, wood and wood products, industrial equipment and leatherette.
According to the global studies, the port of Chabahar is the most significant corridor of south and north worldwide. It is the only oceanic port of Iran, capable to make the berth for ocean-going vessels.
Raw gold took the lion share in Iran's overall import from March to November 2010, hitting 8.69 percent of the total. It was followed by iron and steel ingots of non-mingle with a share of 3.82 percent of the total. Hot rolled flat iron and steel products with a share of 1.67 percent of the total ranked as the third, according to Iranian Customs Administration (IRICA) Head Ardeshir Mohammadi said.
In this period, the United Arab Emirates was the main exporter to Iran, whose share was 31.17 percent or $12.559 billion. It was followed by China ($3.457 billion) and Germany ($2.833 billion).
Switzerland with a share of 6.6 percent and Turkey with 6.3 percent of the total value of imports to Iran occupied fourth and fifth places.