Some $17M worth of goods exported via Iran ’s Jolfa customs

Business Materials 6 July 2015 16:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 6

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Some $17 million of goods were exported via Iran's Jolfa customs in the first three months of the current Iranian fiscal year, which began on March 21, Ahmad Mahmoudi, the director general of Jolfa customs said.

Around 21 metric tons of goods, including bitumen, construction materials, and plastic products, were exported to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, he added.

Exports from Jolfa rose by 7 percent compared to the year before, he noted.

Meanwhile, 104,000 metric tons of goods, including cigarettes, wooden products, and mechanical parts, valued at $261 million were imported via Jolfa to the country, mainly from Turkey, China, and Germany, he said.

Jolfa, located in northwestern part of Iran, is one of the most important border towns for the country. Customs facilities in the city and the Caucasus-Jolfa railway have been designed to accommodate custom duties, warehousing, cargo releasing and transportation of three million metric tons of commodities per year.

Tehran 's non-oil exports (including condensates) stood at $10.867 billion during first three months of current Iranian fiscal year, while imports accounted for $10.35 billion.

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