Some 100,000 containers of goods detained at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port

Business Materials 22 October 2013 16:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.22/ Trend F.Karimov/

Some 100,000 containers of goods have been in storage at Iran's Shahid Rajaee port and not released so far, the Mehr News Agency quoted Mahmoud Beheshtian, advisor to the head of the customs administration office as saying.

Directors of free and special economic zones are disinclined to provide exact data about the stored goods, he added.

The customs administration is planning to take measures for facilitating exports of non-oil goods, he noted.

China was the top importer of Iranian non-oil goods during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 21, according to the Iranian Customs Administration.

Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and India ranked next.

Exports of Iranian goods to these countries amounted to $3.085 billion, $2.868, $1.762 billion, $1.246 billion and $1.217 million in the six-month period respectively.

Meanwhile, the UAE, China and India were the main exporters of goods to Iran during the same time exporting $4.006 billion, $3.742 billion and $1.937 billion to Iran respectively.

Rice, fodder corn, wheat and vehicles were the main goods exported to Iran.

Iran's non-oil foreign trade reached $37.9 billion in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which started March 20, Iran's Customs Administration reported.