BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 30
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
More than $217 million worth of products were exported through the customs of Mazandaran province in northern Iran in the last Iranian year, (from March 21, 2019 to March 20, 2020), said Director of Mazandaran Customs Administration Ali Yusifimanesh, Trend reports citing Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
According to Yusifimanesh, the weight of exported products exceeded 993,000 tons; compared to the year before last (from March 21, 2018 to March 21, 2019), the exports increased by 44 percent in terms of weight.
Yusifimanesh added that the main exported products were milk and dairy products, cement, rubber and kiwi.
“Products were exported to 36 countries including Iraq, Russia, Kazakhstan, India, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and the UAE through Noshahr, Amirabad, Sari, Fereidoonkenar and Amol customs of Mazandaran province," he said.
The official added that about 4.2 million tons of products worth $1.31 billion were imported to Iran through Mazandaran customs in the last Iranian year.
"Imports of products increased by 10 percent in term of weight and by 14 percent in term of value," he said.
Yusifimanesh said that the main imported products were animal feed, animal fats, motor oils, paper and wood materials. Products were imported from 29 countries including, among others, Russia, Germany, UAE, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Switzerland.
The official added that Mazandaran's customs revenue increased by 18 percent last Iranian year and amounted to 3.98 trillion rials (about $94.9 million).