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Iran’s Non-Oil Exports from Northeastern Province Rise by 35%


Iran’s Non-Oil Exports from Northeastern Province Rise by 35%



A senior official announced that Iran has exported $7.996 million worth of non-oil commodities from its Northeastern province of North Khorassan in the first three months of the current local calendar year (March 21- June 21), registering a 35% jump compared with corresponding period in 2018.
Some 29,727 tons of non-oil commodities worth over $7.996 million were exported from the Iran’s Northeastern province of North Khorassan in the first three months of the current local calendar year (March 21- June 21), Director General of North Khorasan Customs Administration Javad Jafari said.
Jafari added that the figures respectively indicate a 51% and 35% jump in terms of volume and value compared with the similar period of last year.
Petrochemicals (urea, melamine, and ammonia), steel products, plastics, cement, food, agricultural products, electrode, and construction materials were among the goods exported from North Khorassan during the period.
Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Turkey were the main destinations of North Khorassan's exports, followed by Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, India, the UAE, Russia, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Italy, the US, Denmark, Spain, Myanmar, Australia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Pakistan, Russia, Germany, Georgia, Belgium and Kazakhstan.
The province’s traders have been trying to secure their footprints in the international markets after they observed a drop in exports in the last fiscal.
Last local calendar year (March 21, 2018- March 20, 2019), some 433,700 tons of commodities worth over $134 million were exported from North Khorassan, down 18.6% and 10% in terms of volume and value compared to a year before.
Last Sunday, it was announced that three-month records of non-oil exports from Iran’s Southeastern port city of Chabahar showed a 100 percent year-on-year increase during the period from March 21 to June 21, 2019, which displayed the country’s success in adopting economic policies capable of countering US’ unilateral sanctions.
Non-oil exports from Chabahar Port increased by 100 percent in the first three months of the current year (March 21 – June 21), showing a significant 100 percent growth compared to the last year’s corresponding period.
The Director General of Sistan and Baluchistan Ports and Maritime Organization Behrouz Aqayee said, “Loading and unloading goods increased considerably after the inauguration of first phase of Shahid Rajaei Port of Chabahar. The loading and unloading operations of various types of oil- and non-oil products in Chabahar Port registered a 37 percent growth since the beginning of this year as compared to the same period last year.”
He further noted that loading and unloading operation of oil products in this period increased by 69 percent while the export of non-oil products showed a considerable 100 percent hike as compared to the last year’s corresponding period.
The director general of provincial Ports and Maritime Organization added that the number of inbound vessels, above 100,000 tons, has experienced a 29 percent hike in the first three months of the current year as compared to the same period of last year.