Non-oil exports from customs of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province up by 87%
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 13
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Exports of non-oil products from the customs of Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province increased by 87% in terms of dollar value during the first month of the Iranian year (started on March 21, 2019), compared to the same period last year, Leyli Orangi, Customs Supervisor of East Azerbaijan Province, told IRNA, Trend reports.
According to her, $182 million worth of goods were exported through the provincial customs during the first month of the current year.
Orangi added that the export of the goods increased by 20-percent in terms of weight. "Rubber items and products made from them, mineral fuels, mineral oils, fruits, equipment and mechanical appliances, their spare parts, iron, steel, copper and copper products, glass products and crop products were exported through the provincial customs," she said.
She went on to say that these products were exported to 68 countries including, among others, Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Italy and Pakistan.
"During the first month of the year, products worth $66 million were exported through the provincial customs to Turkey, products worth $36 million were exported to Iraq, goods worth $15 million were sent to Azerbaijan, and products worth $15 million were exported to China," she added.
According to Orangi, 17,000 tons of goods worth $45 million were imported through provincial customs during the aforementioned period. A 10-percent increase in weight and a 2-percent increase in terms of dollar value were observed in the imports.
The customs official noted that the imported goods mainly consisted of equipment and mechanical appliances, their spare parts, meat, tobacco and tobacco products, rubber items and products made from them, greens, cocoa and organic chemicals.
She also pointed out that the products are imported from 26 countries, mainly from Turkey, the UAE, Germany, China, Georgia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia.
"Products worth $26 million were imported through the provincial customs during the first month of this year from Turkey, with products worth $8 million imported from UAE, worth $3 million from Germany, worth $2 million from China and worth $1 million from Georgia," she said.