Non-oil export from Iran's Khuzestan Province up by 12%

Business Materials 11 March 2019 17:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 11

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Export of non-oil products in Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan Province increased by 12% during the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2018) compared to the same period last year, Gholamreza Balooti Mirza, customs inspector for Khuzestan Province at the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), told IRNA, Trend reports.

Balooti Mirza said exports worth $7.17 billion were exported within an 11-month period.

The customs official also said that the exported product weighed more than 15 million tons, and that the exported products declined by 11 percent in weight.

"Steel ingots, polyethylene, propane gas, partially completed iron or steel products, butane, methanol, petrochemical and chemical products, fruits and vegetables and sea creatures are among the main export products," he said.

Balouti Mirza said the products are being exported to China, Iraq, India, the UAE, Thailand, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and Qatar.

The customs officer said that Khuzestan customs made 27 trillion rials (app. $643 million) of revenues during this period.

"The share of petrochemicals (in terms of worth) in exports of Khuzestan Province customs was 63 percent, with 20 percent for metal, 12 percent for agriculture, 3 percent for mining, 2 percent for industrial products and less than 1 percent for the handicraft industry and carpets," he said.