Iranian non-oil exports to Turkey increase by 50 percent
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.15/ Trend F. Milad/
Iran has exported about $16 million worth of non-oil goods to Turkey in the first half of the current Iranian year, which began on March 20, Iran's Costumes Administration Head Abbas Memarnejad said, IRNA reported.
The amount shows 50 percent increase compared to the same period previous year, the IRNA News Agency reported.
Some $88 million worth of goods were also exported to 14 countries via Aras Free Zone (AFZ), northwest of the Iran, during the first half of the current Iranian year, which began on March 20, the AFZ director Sadeq Najafi stated.
The exports amounted to 95,000 tons in weight, showing 58 percent growth year on year, IRNA quoted Najafi as saying.
He added that the goods were exported to Georgia, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany, UAE, Tajikistan, Iraq, Algeria, Syria, and Venezuela.
Iran plans to give a boost to its non-oil exports in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year, the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran's (TPOI) director for planning affairs Mohammad-Reza Izadian said.
Iran exported around 37.45 million tons of goods, worth $20.62 billion and imported some 19.12 million tons of goods, worth $26.48 billion in the six-month period, the Mehr news agency reported.