Exports from Iran’s Aras Free Zone hit $115 million

Business Materials 31 December 2012 11:49 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 31/ Trend G.Mehdi/

Iran exported about $115 million worth of goods via its Aras Free Zone (AFZ), northwest of the country, during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, IRNA quoted the AFZ director Sadeq Najafi as saying.

The exports amounted to 130,000 tons in weight, showing 44 percent growth in value and 47 percent growth in weight year on year, he added.

He added that the goods were exported to Georgia, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany, UAE, and some European states.

Trailers and trucks, threads, amusement park devices, copper ingots, gasoline and diesel, kitchenware, and carpets were the main exported goods.

Iranian Customs Administration Director Abbas Memarnejad has said that Iran conducted $71.2 billion in trade of non-oil goods with other countries during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year.

He added that Iran is currently conducting trade with 151 countries. He referred to liquefied propane, urea, methanol, and cement as the major exported goods and iron and steel ingots, wheat, and soy meal as the main imported ones.