BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
A total of 329,000 tons of goods worth $183 million were exported to Iraq through the Mehran customs of Ilam Province (western Iran) during the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 20-September 21, 2020), Director General of Ilam Province Customs Office Rouhollah Gholami told IRNA, Trend reports.
According to Gholami, the exported products were mainly construction materials, fruits and vegetables, rubber and industrial products, household appliances, and metal products.
Gholami added that the activities of Mehran customs were restored after June 10, due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The director-general emphasized that 250 trucks enter Iran's Mehran customs from Iraq every working day to transport goods. The activity of these customs was 2 days per week for 2 months and then increased to 4 days.
Iran exported 2.07 million tons of goods worth $1.18 billion to Iraq through the Mehran customs in the last Iranian year (from March 21, 2019, to March 20, 2020). This is an increase of 30 percent in terms of value and 24 percent in terms of volume compared to the preceding Iranian year (from March 21, 2018, to March 21, 2019).