TEHRAN, Iran, March. 23
Iran's chief of customs administration said that despite all the sanctions, the country's foreign trade volume reached $85 billion at the end of last Iranian year (March 21, 2020).
“Initial statistics on the volume of foreign trade in the country show that in the last 12 months, 133 million tons of products were of exported from Iran,” said Mahdi Mirashrafi, Trend reports citing official website of Customs Administration.
"The value of exports was $41.3 billion,” he said.
“In turn, 35 million tons of goods worth $43.7 billion were imported to the country during last 12 months. Thus, the trade balance was negative and amounted to $2.4 billion,” Mirashrafi added.
Hormozgan and Gilan customs also revealed details of shipment of essential goods during Nowruz holidays.
In particular, Hormozgan Customs Supervisor Abolfazl AkbarPour announced the clearance of 17 cargoes by the end of Nowruz, adding that Shahid Rajaie customs in Bandar Abbas have been operating during Nowruz and continued to work round the clock to deliver health care items and raw materials for production units.
Gilan Customs Supervisor Abul Qasim Yousefinejad visited the operational units and ports of Guilan on March 23. He announced that import of essential commodities continues during the holidays.
Yousefinejad emphasized the need of importing essential goods into the country during the current situation.
“Essential goods should be cleared in the shortest possible time, so that they can be delivered to the production, distribution and consumption facilities as quickly as possible,” he said.