Iran’s Markazi Province exports $827M worth of products
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
About 1.257 million tons of products worth $827.9 million has been exported from Iran’s Markazi Province during the current year (starting from March 21, 2017), Esmaeil Hosseini, Head of Customs Office of Markazi Province, told IRNA, Trend reports.
Products have been exported to 80 countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Bulgaria. In comparison with the same period last year, it is a 7-percent increase in weight, and a 5-percent increase in value of the goods.
“Some 354,500 tons of products worth $195.3 million have been exported from the Saveh customs point, with 60,527 tons of products worth $49.3 million having been exported from the customs point of Zarandieh Special Economic Zone, and 451,126 tons of products worth $218.8 million have been exported from the customs point of Kaveh Special Economic Zone,” he said.
According to Hosseini, hydrocarbons, lightweight polyethylene, polypropylene, heavy polyethylene, fruit juice, glass are the main products exported from Markazi Province.
During the aforementioned period, 132,981 tons of goods worth $318 million was imported through customs of the Markazi Province.
Imports increased in terms of weight and value by 16 percent and 6 percent, respectively. These products were imported from 57 countries, including China, Turkey, Germany, Italy, India, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Spain. The imported products mainly consisted of production equipment, packaging bags, concentrates and aluminum plates.
With a population of 1.4 million, Iran's Markazi Province has 12 counties and is considered one of the major industrial and agricultural centers of the country.