Iranian Customs permit imports of 19.5M tons of essential goods

Business Materials 16 April 2019 18:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 16

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iranian Customs have permitted imports of 19.5 million tons of products worth $9.61 billion last Iranian year (started March 21, 2018), Trend reports referring to the website of the Iranian Customs Administration (IRICA).

Imports of essential goods increased by 8 percent in terms of both weight and value, compared with the figures from the preceding year.

The 10 essential goods imported last year included $2.1 billion worth of corn, $1.61 billion worth of rice, $1.37 billion worth of oilseeds, $1.13 billion worth of medicines, $1.04 billion worth of food fats, $786 million worth of red meat, $651 million worth of soy presscake, $602 million worth of barley, $203 million worth of fertilizers, and $102 million worth of sugar cubes and granulated sugar.

Last year (calculated in dollars, in comparison to the preceding year), the imports of rice increased by 33 percent, imports of red meat by 14 percent, soy presscake by 29 percent, and barley by 16 percent.