BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 28
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
More than 774,000 tons of non-oil products worth $410 million were exported via Astara customs region of Iran's Gilan province, during the past year of Iran (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020), said the Director General of Astara Customs Administration Rasul Umidi, Trend reports citing IRNA.
According to Umidi, the exported products were mainly agricultural, chemical, mining and metal, foodstuffs, rubber, cement, gypsum, detergents, fabrics, carpets, clothing and footwear.
Umidi added that about 125,000 tons of oil products, wood, artificial fibers, iron, copper, etc. worth $232 million entered Iran through Astara customs for transit to another country.
At the same time, 165,000 tons of electric vehicles, cars, furniture, equipment, healthcare, construction materials, glassware, clothing, chemicals and agricultural products worth $724 million left Iran through Astara customs in transit.
"Products worth $61.4 million were exported through the Astara customs as part of portfolio trade last year. Most of these products were exported to Azerbaijan, and the exported products were mainly food, rubber and agricultural products," he said.
The official said that more than 1.7 million people crossed the Astara border last year. Compared to the year before last (from March 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019), the number of people leaving Iran increased by 29 percent, and the number of people entering Iran increased by 25 percent.