IRICA declares details of Iran’s imports
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran's imports decreased by 18 percent in terms of value and 1 percent in terms of volume during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (from March 20 through November 20, 2020) compared to the same period last Iranian year, Director General of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Mehdi Mirashrafi said, Trend reports citing IRICA.
According to him, Iran imported 21.8 million tons of goods worth $23.1 billion within the reporting period.
Mirashrafi added that 15.2 million tons of imported goods were essential goods.
The director-general noted that Iran imported goods worth $6 billion from China, worth $5.4 billion from the UAE, and worth $2.6 billion from Turkey.
“Also, Iran imported $1.4 billion worth of goods from India and $1.1 billion worth from Germany over the same period,” he said.
Mirashrafi also said that Iran's foreign trade turnover in the first eight months of the current Iranian year amounted to 97.7 million tons worth $44.6 billion.
The director-general emphasized that at the same time, Iran transited 4.47 million tons of goods to other countries for 8 months. The volume of transited goods increased by 15 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year.