Iran’s Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provincial exports up 100 per cent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.22/ Trend R.Zamanov
Some $3.194 million worth of goods have been exported from Iran's south-western provinces of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad in the first six months of the current calendar year which started March 21.
The provinces' exports saw a 100 and 45 per cent increase in terms of weight and value respectively, compared to the first half of the previous year.
Iraq, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates were the main destinations for the provinces' exported goods.
Assadollah Asgaroladi, Head of Export Commission of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines said on October 20 that Iran has exported $17.9 billion worth of non-oil goods in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which started on March 21.
"The figure shows a 13 per cent decrease compared to the same period of time in the previous year," the ISNA News Agency quoted Asgaroladi as saying.
"Exports of gas condensates and petrochemicals accounted for three and five billion dollars of the mentioned amount respectively," he added.
"Despite all the sanctions, Iranian exporters managed to export some 41 million tons of goods in the six-month period," Asgaroladi said.
Iran's trade balance with 89 countries was positive during the same period.
Iran also imported 13.241 million tons of goods worth 19.935 billion dollars in the first half of the current year.