Iran’s car imports fall by 28%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 9
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran’s sedan car imports registered a fall by 28 percent and stood at 15,000 cars during the first half of the current fiscal year (March 20-Sept. 21).
Iran imported $1.255 million worth of cars and car parts in total during the 6-month period, according to the Iranian Customs Administration’s latest report.
It should be noted that Iran has banned importing cars with engines up to a 2500CC capacity.
The Islamic Republic imported car and car parts from Hong Kong, Poland, Georgia, Kuwait, Kenya, Qatar, France, Russia, Oman, Iraq, Serbia, Sweden, Japan, China, South Korea, Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy, UAE, Azerbaijan, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Hungary, Malaysia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Portugal, Yugoslavia and Armenia.
Iran’s car output over the first half of the current Iranian calendar year stood at 579,776 indicating 15.6 percent rise year-on-year.
Sedans counted for 534,402 of the output with a production growth rate of 16.1, while pickups output grew by 11.5 percent to hit 38,815.
In the meantime, the country’s bus output increased by 21.2 percent to reach 435 vehicles.
The Iranian car manufacturers also produced 388 minibuses (17.6 percent increase) and 5,736 trucks (1.5 percent increase) during the six-month period.