Iran increases non-oil exports to Iraq via Arvand
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.8/ Trend R.Zamanov
Iran exported $232 million worth of non-oil goods to Iraq via the Chalamche border located in the Arvand Trade-Industrial Free Zone in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year which started March 21, deputy director of the Arvand Free Zone said on Tuesday.
The figure shows more than a 61 per cent increase compare to the same period of time in the previous year, the IRNA News Agency quoted Seyyed Ali Mousavi as saying.
"Cement, ceramic and tiles, foodstuff, dairy products, tomato paste, vegetable oil, nuts and dried fruits, automobiles and motorbikes were the main exported items to Iraq," he said.
The Arvand Freezone is a 155 square kilometre industrial and security zone that surrounds Khorramshahr, Abadan, and Minoo Island along the Arvand waterway known as Shatt al-Arab in Iraq, in the Khuzestan Province of Iran.