BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 23
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Iran's trade turnover with the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) amounted to about 26.4 million tons worth more than $16 billion during the first six months of the current Iranian year (March 21 through September 22, 2021), the Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Rouhollah Latifi said, Trend reports citing the administration.
According to Latifi, Iran exported 22.8 million tons of goods worth about $9.56 billion to the SCO member states in 6 months, which is an increase of 61 percent in terms of value and 13 percent in terms of volume, compared to the same period last Iranian year.
The spokesman added that Iran exported 14.8 million tons of goods worth $6.56 billion to China, 2.51 million tons worth $999 million to Afghanistan and 2.91 million tons worth $830 million to India, 1.36 million tons of goods worth $544 million to Pakistan and 506,000 tons worth $270 million to Russia.
"In addition, Iran exported goods worth $217 million to Uzbekistan, worth $80 million to Kazakhstan, worth $33 million to Kyrgyzstan, worth $17 million to Tajikistan and worth $281,000 to Mongolia," he said.
Latifi also noted that Iran imported 3.56 million tons of goods worth about $6.5 billion from the SCO member states over six months.
So, Iran imported 1.56 million tons of goods worth $5 billion from China and 1.26 million tons worth $639 million from Russia within the mentioned period, the official said.
Latifi stressed that Iran also imported goods $110 million from Pakistan, worth $32 million from Kazakhstan, worth $6.4 million from Afghanistan, worth $4.7 million from Tajikistan, worth $1.4 million from Kyrgyzstan and worth $662,000 from Mongolia.
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