Iran discloses volume of non-oil items exported through Astara customs
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 27
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Some 166,000 tons of non-oil items worth $83 million were exported through the Astara customs service of Iran’s northern Gilan province during three months (March 21 - June 21) of this Iranian year (started on March 21, 2019), Director General of Iran's Astara Customs Service Rasul Umidi said.
Agricultural products, chemical products, mining materials and metals, food products, rubber products, cement, gypsum, detergents, fabric, handicraft products, carpets, shoes and handbags were mainly exported during the reporting period, he said.
Umidi added that the products were exported to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia during the reporting period.
During the reporting period, 33,000 tons of oil products, timber, cotton, artificial fibers, iron bars, copper worth $63 million were transited to Iran through the Astara Customs Service, he said.
These products were transited from Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine to Turkey, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, Umidi added.
During the reporting period, 41,000 tons of electric devices, cars, furniture, equipment, medical equipment, building materials, chemicals and agricultural products worth $167 million were transited to Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine through Astara customs service, he said.
During three months of this Iranian year, 3,790 tons of products worth $15.1 million were exported through Astara customs service as part of suitcase trade, Umidi said.
Some 432,619 people crossed the customs checkpoint during three months of this Iranian year. The Astara customs service obtained revenues worth 788 billion rials (about $18.7 million) during the reporting period, he said.