TEHRAN – The value of exports from Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province has increased by 50 percent in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-September 22), compared to the first half of last year, announced a provincial official.
Sajjad Rostami, head of the province’s Department of Industry, Mines and Trade, said 51.414 million tonnes of products worth over $41 million were exported from the province in the first half of the current year, also showing a growth of 21% in terms of weight.
The official named tiles, ceramics, sanitary ware, firebricks, aluminum wire, construction rebar, galvanized steel sheet, household appliances and kernels as the main exported products. during the six-month period, and Iraq, Armenia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Syria, Georgia, Italy and Turkmenistan are the main destinations for export.
Rostami also announced that 7.294 million tons of products worth over $5 million were exported from the province in the sixth month of the current year.
As previously announced by Jahanbakhsh Moradi, deputy director of the province’s Department of Industry, Mines and Commerce for Commercial Affairs, the value of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari’s exports increased by 177% in the last Iranian calendar year. 1400 (completed March 20), compared to its the previous year.
He said more than 130,000 tons of products worth $92.785 million had been exported from the province in the previous year, also indicating a 252% growth in weight year-on-year. .
The official named tiles and ceramics, household appliances, milk powder, urea and ammonia, almonds, aquatic foods, floor coverings, fish foods, metal and plastic products and gas cylinders as main products exported from the province, and Iraq, Turkey, India, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lebanon and Georgia have been the main export destinations over the past year.
Data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) showed that the value of Iran’s non-oil exports increased by 13.3% in the first half of the current year. , compared to the same period last year.
According to an IRICA report, the country’s six-month non-oil exports amounted to 51.783 million tonnes, valued at $24.251 billion, down 12.5% by weight.
Liquefied propane, methanol, liquefied butane, liquefied natural gas and film-grade polyethylene were the main exported products during the said period, accounting for 25.6% of the total export value.
Top export destinations for Iranian non-oil goods were China with $7.842 billion in imports, Iraq with $3.382 billion, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with $3.112 billion, Turkey with $2.626 billion. million and India with 904 million dollars.
According to IRICA data, the Islamic Republic also imported 16.32 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $26.31 billion in the first six months of the current year. with a growth of 13.15% in value and a decrease of 14.72% in weight, year on year.
The top five items imported into the country in the first half of this year are rice, wheat, corn, soybeans and mobile phones. The items mentioned represented 20.63 per cent of the total value of imports during this period.
The United Arab Emirates, with $7.206 billion, was the top exporter to Iran during this period, followed by China with $6.846 billion, Turkey with $2.680 billion, India with 1.380 billion dollars and Russia with 876 million dollars of exports.
According to reports, the value of Iran’s non-oil trade increased by 13.2% in the first six months of the current year, compared to the same period last year.
Iran traded 68.103 million tons of non-oil products worth $50.282 billion with other countries during the mentioned period.