BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 27
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
Products' exports via customs of South Khorasan province in northeastern Iran increased by 66 percent in terms of value and 13 percent in terms of weight during the first month of the current Iranian year (from March 20 through April 19, 2020) compared to the same month last Iranian year, said Director General of South Khorasan Customs Department Mohammad Ali Khashi, Trend reports citing Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
According to Khashi, 133,000 tons of products worth $23.5 million were exported through the province's customs during the month.
Khashi added that the exported products mainly included vegetables, cement, chicken eggs, bird feed, diesel, light hydrocarbons, palms, ceramics and metal tankers.
"Most of these products were exported to Turkey and Azerbaijan," he said.
The official added that 33 tons of products worth $37,800 were imported through the regional customs during the month. The imports increased by 22 percent in terms of value and 194 percent in terms of weight compared to the same month last Iranian year.
"The products imported from neighboring countries via the province's customs were mainly sheep and masks," he said.
Khashi said that 3,750 tons of products were transited through the province's customs. The transited products were mainly urea and solar panels and it was transited from China and Turkmenistan to Afghanistan.