Tehran, Iran, June 21
Iran's Khorassan Razavi Province has increased volume of exports to various countries, despite the US sanctions.
Marziyeh Alirezaie, the head of Industry, Mine & Trade Organization of Khorassan Razavi Province. discussed the province latest exports and imports statistics in an interview with Trend.
"Khorassan Razavi Province exports volume amounted to 2.5 million tons of goods worth $2 billion during last Iranian year [started March 21, 2018]. Afghanistan, Iraq, UAE, Vietnam, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan are them destinations for exports of products," she said.
In her words, products from the province are also exported to European countries including Spain, the Netherlands ,Austria and Turkey.
"Food items including saffron, potato, tomato, tomato paste, apple, light oils as well as different types of oil products except gasoline and mineral oil are exported from the province," she noted.
"Statistics of first four months of current Iranian year [started on March 21, 2019] are not collected, but in the last year, the province 240,000 tons of goods in the amount of $310 million", she added.
"Goods were imported from the neighbor countries such as Emirates, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, China and Afghanistan as well as European countries like German, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands", she said. "The imports included cargo wagon, bean, cotton, raw silk, sesame seed, white rice, and powder milk."
"Sanctions have affected export by oil, petrochemical and auto sectors as well as import of equipment," she added. "However, around 90 percent of industries in the province belong to private and non-oil sector, so they were less affected by the sanctions."