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Iran talks exports to Pakistan from its southeastern borders

Business Materials 31 July 2020 11:08
Iran talks exports to Pakistan from its southeastern borders

TEHRAN, Iran, July 31

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An official with the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Davoud Shahraki visited the Mirjaveh customs and border market during a trip to Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Trend reports via ILNA.

“In 2019, goods worth more than $528 million were exported from Sistan and Baluchestan Province to Pakistan, and goods worth $162 million were imported into the country, which shows the province's positive trade balance with Pakistan,” Shahraki said.

“Out of the total exports of the province to Pakistan in 2019, $338.8 million worth of goods were exported fromthe Mirjavah border checkpoint, which shows the importance of this border in developing non-oil exports and increasing trade with Pakistan,” he said.

He also referred to the exports of the first 3 months of the current Iranian year (started on March 20) from the province to Pakistan.

“The total exports of the province from customs and border markets to Pakistan during the first three months of this year reached $131.4 million, which is 26 percent higher than the same period last year,” he said.

Shahraki added that $78 million worth of goods were exported to Pakistan through the Mirjavah border in the first quarter of this Iranian year (started on March 20), which shows an increase of 18 percent compared to the same period of last year.

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