BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 4. Iran’s trade turnover through Chabahar customs in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province (south-eastern Iran) amounted to about 586,000 tons worth about $310 million, during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21 through June 21, 2022), Director General of Chabahar Customs Office Gorban Karimi told IRNA, Trend reports.
The director general noted that the trade turnover increased by 30 percent in value, compared to the same period last Iranian year.
Karimi added that about 201,000 tons of goods worth $16.3 million were exported through Iran's Chabahar customs for 3 months, which is an increase of 1.7 times in value and 20 times in volume, compared to the same period last Iranian year.
“Over 3 months, Iran exported 51,000 tons of goods worth about $12.8 million to Pakistan, 149,000 tons worth $3.46 million to India, 25 tons worth $83,000 to Indonesia, 23 tons worth $25,000 to the UAE through Chabahar customs,” he said.
According to Karimi, the exported goods through the customs were mainly vegetables, cement, coke and etc.
“Furthermore, 385,000 tons of goods worth about $294 million were imported through Iran's Chabahar customs in three months, which is an increase of 26 percent in value,” he said.
The customs official also pointed out that Iran imported 204,000 tons of goods worth about $93.4 million from Russia, 66,000 tons worth $72.5 million from Pakistan, 5,000 tons worth $31.9 million from China, 706 tons worth $9.49 million from the UAE, 6,000 tons worth $7.09 million from India and 102,000 tons worth $79.2 million from other countries through Chabahar customs for the reporting period.
In 3 months, wheat, rice, car tires, and etc. were the main imported goods via Iran’s Chabahar customs, Karimi stressed.
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