Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Some 702,000 tons of goods worth over $510.49 million have been exported from Iran's northeastern Khorasan Razavi to neighboring Afghanistan in the first eight months of the current calendar year, which started on March 21, head of the Industry, Mine, and Trade Organization of the province, Naser Fakhr Movvahedi, said, the IRNA News Agency reported on Dec. 15.
"The province's exports to Afghanistan increased by 19 per cent in terms of weight, but decreased by 8 per cent in terms of value compared to the same period of time last year," he said.
"The figures were around 865,000 tons and $557 million in the same period of time last year," Fakhr Movvahedi explained.
"Khorasan Razavi's exports accounted for 31 per cent of Iran's total exports to Afghanistan, both in terms of value and weight," he said.
"Cement, fruits and vegetables, tomato paste, dairy products, construction materials, petrochemicals and machineries were among the main exported items," the official added.
Iran's non-oil foreign trade reached $53 billion in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year, Iran's Customs Administration reported on Nov. 30.
The country's exports accounted for $24.605 billion, down 12.7 per cent compared to the same period last year, the IRIB News Agency reported on Nov. 30.
Iran exported 56.844 million tons of non-oil goods, which is 7.7 per cent more than in the same period of time last year.
Iran also imported $28.247 billion worth of non-oil goods.
Iran trades with 105 countries.
Edited by C.N.