Iran's exports via its Mehran county to Iraq exceed $1B

Business Materials 11 March 2019 20:52 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), goods in the amount of $1.23 billion were exported via Iran's Mehran customs crossing to Iraq, Director General of Ilam Customs Administration Ruhulla Gholami said, Trend reports via IRNA.

Main export goods were petrochemicals, building materials, metals, rubber, agricultural products, automobiles and their spare parts.

In the previous year, the total value of goods exported via Mehran was $1.2 billion, Gholami said.

He added that during the period of 11 months, the smuggled goods in the amount of 3 billion rials (over $71,000) were detected.

The customs official noted that main smuggled goods were medications, metals, saffron, fuel, dry milk, decorative items and paper.

The distance between Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, and Mehran city, which is the administrative center of the county with the same same, is 230 kilometers.