TEHRAN- The value of export from Tehran province rose 30 percent during the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, September 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a provincial official.

Mohammad Ali-Mehri, the deputy governor-general of Tehran province for the economic affairs coordination, said that according to the data and statistics released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), and Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), it was found that the growth rate of the non-oil export of the province is favorable, and unlike some provinces, which have had a decreasing trend in this field, in Tehran province there has been an increase in this due.

As previously announced by Mahmoud Seyjani, the director-general of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department, the value of export from Tehran province increased by 19 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20).

He said that 826,000 tons of non-oil goods worth $1.444 billion were exported from Tehran province in the previous year.

Seyjani also announced that Tehran imported 537,000 tons of non-oil goods valued at $11.016 billion during the past year, with a 13 percent fall in the worth of imports.

The official further stated that Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Germany and Afghanistan were the first five export markets of Tehran province, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), China, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland were the first five sources of imports to the province in the past year.

As announced by the IRICA head, Iran exported 67.7 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $24.144 billion in the first six months of the current Iranian calendar year.

Mohammad Rezvanifar said that the export of non-oil commodities in H1 increased by 29 percent in terms of weight.

The official put the country’s value of six-month non-oil trade at $54.6 billion.

He said the value of the Islamic Republic’s non-oil trade in the first half of the current Iranian year increased by 4.84 percent compared to the same period last year.

In terms of weight, the country’s foreign trade reached 82.3 million tons which was 23.78 percent more than the figure for the previous year’s first half.

As the IRICA head announced, 17.6 million tons of goods valued at $30.443 billion were imported into the country in the said period, indicating an 11.62-percent rise in terms of value, and a 6.89 percent increase in terms of weight, year on year.

The average value of each ton of exported goods in the first six months of the current year was $356 and the average value of each ton of imported goods was $1,729.

Iran’s top export destination during this period was China with $6.9 billion worth of imports from the Islamic Republic, followed by Iraq with $4.5 billion, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with over $3.0 billion, Turkey with $2.4 billion, and India with $1.1 billion.

Liquefied natural gas, liquid propane, and liquid butane were the top exported items in the said six months.

Meanwhile, the country’s top five sources of imports in the first half of the current year were the UAE with $9.0 billion, China with $8.8 billion, Turkey with $3.3 billion, Germany with $1.1 billion, and India with $987 million worth of imports.

Corn, smartphones, soybeans, sunflower seed oil, and rice were the top imported items in the period under review.

source Tehran Times

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