Tehran, Iran, March 11
Iran has exported more than $1.200 billion worth of non-oil goods during the past 11 months of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018) through the Arvand Free Zone in Khuzestan Province.
"A total of $938 million worth of non-oil goods have been exported to Iraq through Shalamche border terminal and Khorramshahr water border. This volume has increased by 23 percent, compared to the last Iranian year (started March 21, 2017)," said Deputy of Investment and Business Development department of Arvand Free Zone Ali Mousavi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
He noted the major exports via Shalamche border and Khorramshahr port included fruits and vegetables, chemical products, steel products, construction and building materials.
The official indicated that non-oil export goods from Abadan Port were worth $93 million.
"During this period, $93 million worth of non-oil goods were exported via Abadan port to Persian Gulf states. This volume has increased by 91 percent, compared to $48 million worth of non-oil exported goods in last Iranian year (started March 21, 2017)," he said.
Mousavi indicated that the majority of non-oil goods were exported through Abadan Port to India, Kuwait and European countries that included: food items, dates, clothes, bitumen, and petrochemical downstream products, chemical, steel and electronic products produced at Arvand Free Zone."
Referring to exports of Arvand Free Zone products he said that this year $200 million worth of non-oil goods produced in Arvand Free Zone were exported to Iraq, which is a 20-percent rise since last year.