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Commodities worth $457m exported from Zanjan province in 9 months

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TEHRAN- Commodities worth $457 million were exported from Zanjan province in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Decemebr 21, 2023), a provincial official announced.

Majid Golshani-Fard, the head of the province’s Industry, Mining and Trade Department, put the weight of exported products at 867,000 tons.

The official also said that 21 new products were added to the list of the export items and 11 new countries were added to the list of the export destinations of the products exported from the province in the said nine-month period.

As previously announced by the official, commodities valued at $579 million were exported from Zanjan province in the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20, 2023).

Saying that six countries were added to the export destinations of the province, Golshani-Fard said that currently, the main export target countries of the province are Turkey, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan, Oman, South Africa, Russia, and Spain.

He named zinc ingots, transformers and accessories, rebars, steel ingots, copper wire, zinc concentrate, cardboard, lead ingots, and dairy products as the main exported items.

The official further announced that commodities worth $504 million were imported to the province in the previous year, and named Turkey, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Slovakia, Singapore, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Spain as the main sources of imports.

He listed wood pulp, recycled paper and cardboard, tobacco, polyamide and plastic tape, production line machines, polyamide thread and polyester thread as the major imported items.

As previously announced by the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Iran exported 101.904 million tons of non-oil goods valued at $36.43 billion during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year.

Mohammad Rezvani-Far said that the nine-month non-oil export indicates 26.48 percent growth in weight, but 0.68 percent fall in value, year on year.

The official also said that the country’s exports in the first nine months of this year, including oil, electricity, and technical and engineering services, and excluding the export via suitcase trade, reached $63.97 billion.

Appreciating the cooperation of the Ministries of Oil, Energy, and Industry, Mining and Trade in providing relevant statistics, he said: “It is for the first time that the statistics of the export of oil, electricity and technical and engineering services along with the export of non-oil goods are published by the customs. This government action is aimed at transparency in the performance of foreign trade.”

The IRICA head put the value of the export of oil at $26.46 billion, electricity at $300 million, and technical and engineering services at $780 million in the nine-month period.

Rezvani-Far further announced that Iran has imported 28.7 million tons of goods worth $48.42 billion in the first nine months of the present year, of which $60 million was the value of electricity import.

The nine-month import indicates 12.29 percent rise in value and six percent growth in weight, year on year, he added.

He named China, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, and India as the major export destinations of Iranian goods in the said time span, and the UAE, China, Turkey, Germany, and India as the main sources of import.

The IRICA head said that the value of Iran’s trade rose seven percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.

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