Iran’s East Azerbaijan province exports up 33 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19/ Trend R.Zamanov
Some 587,252 tons of non-oil goods worth over $510.345 million were exported from Iran's East Azerbaijan province in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, the managing director of East Azerbaijan Industry, Mine, And Trade Organization said on Saturday.
The figure shows 33 percent increase compared to the first half of the previous year, the IRNA News Agency quoted Mohammad Jafar Ozamayi as saying.
"During the mentioned period some 210,715 tons of goods worth $458,562,158 also were imported to the province," he said.
"The amount shows 26 per cent decrease compared to the same period of previous year," he added.
Iran exported $17.972 billion worth of non-oil goods (including gas condensates) in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year, the country's Customs Administration reported.
Iran's exports faced 9.41 percent in terms of weight, while it showed 13.59 percent decrease in terms of value, the Fars News Agency reported.
The exports of gas condensates and petrochemicals accounted for $3.385 billion and $4.841 billion of the mentioned amount, respectively.
Iran's exports to India and China increased by 155 and 18 per cent, respectively, in the mentioned period.
It is while the county's exports to Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and other countries decrease by 3, 33, 11, and 18 per cent, respectively.
Iran's trade balance with 89 countries was positive during the mentioned period.
Iran also imported 13.241 million tons of goods worth $19.935 billion in the first half of the current year.
Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran, Kioumars Fathollah Kermanshahi said on Septeber 27 that Iran will not be able to achieve the previously-set goal of $59 billion+ for exports in the current Iranian calendar year (to end March 20, 2014).
"Iran plans to export $41 billion worth of goods and $18 billion worth of technical and engineering services in the current year," the ISNA News Agency quoted Kermanshahi as saying.
Former Director of the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran Hamid Safdel said on September 22 that Iran's non-oil exports will rise in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year.