BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The value of Iran's imports increased by 1.5 percent in the 10th month of the current Iranian year (December 21, 2020, through January 20, 2021), compared to the 9th month (November 21 through December 20, 2020), Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi said, Trend reports citing IRICA.
According to Latifi, the value of Iran's imports amounted to $3.78 billion in the 10th month. While in the 9th month, this figure was $3.72 billion.
“Over the 10th month, Iran imported 634,000 tons of goods worth $1.1 billion from the United Arab Emirates, 327,000 tons worth $908 million from China, and 489,000 tons worth $439 million from Turkey,” he added.
The spokesman noted that Iran also imported 55,000 tons of goods worth $146 million from Germany and 74,000 tons worth $128 million from India during the mentioned period.
Latifi emphasized that Iran imported 4.3 million tons of goods worth $2.73 billion from the five countries. These countries accounted for 72 percent of Iran's exports in terms of value and 49 percent in terms of volume in the 10th month.
In addition, 664,000 tons of goods were transited through Iran within the 10th month, the official said.
As reported, Iran's foreign trade turnover for the first 10 months of the current Iranian year (from March 20, 2020, to January 20, 2021) amounted to about 123 million tons worth $58.7 billion.
So, Iran exported 94.5 million tons of goods worth $28.1 billion and imported 28.2 million tons worth $30.6 billion over the reporting period.
At the same time, 5.85 million tons of goods were transited through Iran during the 10 months.