Jul 24, 2014, 5:22 PM
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Iranian exports to Iraq via Mehran border terminal up by 14 percent

Ilam, July 24, IRNA – Iraq's imports of Iranian commodities via Mehran international border terminal rose up by 14 percent in the first four months of the current Iranian year (began on March 20), compared to the preceding period, Director of Ilam Customs Administration said on Thursday.

Speaking to IRNA, Khalil Heydari said that Iran exported nearly 838,000 tons of commodities, worth over $332 million, to Iraq through Mehran terminal in the mentioned period, showing 14 percent growth in terms of value in the same period last year.

Iranian exports to Iraq included construction materials, textile fabrics, auto spare parts, plastic products and agricultural products, Heydari said.

He said that high security in Mehran terminal is the main reason for traders' willingness to use the terminal for exporting commodities.

Mehran border terminal, 85 km southwest of Ilam, reopened in 2003 after the downfall of Saddam Hossein's regime.

Iran exported around $1 billion worth of commodities to Iraq through this terminal last year.