Oct 9, 2021, 1:36 PM
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Foreign trade stands at $10b during last Iranian month

Tehran, IRNA - From August 23 to September 22 (the sixth Iranian month Shahrivar), trade volume between the Islamic Republic of Iran and other countries stood at 10.635 billion dollars, according to customs administration.

Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, said on Saturday that 19.841 million tons of goods have been traded between Iran and other states within the Iranian calendar month of Shahrivar (August 23-September 22), showing a 135-percent increase in terms of weight and a 98-percent boost in terms of value in comparison to the previous Iranian month of Mordad (July 23 to August 22).

The country's export volume stood at 14.522 million tons with the value of 4.145 billion dollars, which increased 75 and 56 percent in terms of weight and value respectively compared to the same period in last Iranian year, he added.

Iran's exports also increased in Shahrivar comparing to Mordad by 103 and 25 percent in terms of weight and value respectively, the official noted.

Pointing to export destinations of Iranian commodities, he said, Turkey was the first importer with 5.839 million tons of goods with a value of 1.202 billion dollars, showing 512 and 533 percent in terms of weight and value respectively in comparison to the previous month.

Iraq stood the second importer of Iranian goods with 1.863 million tons worth 677 million dollars, followed by China, the United Arab Emirates, and Afghanistan, which were the third to fifth biggest importers of Iranian commodities in that period, he said.

As to transit of goods through Iran in the sixth month of the Iranian calendar year, Latifi said that 1.129 million tons of foreign shipments were transited through the country, showing a 16-percent increase comparing to Mordad and a 63-percent increase in comparison to Shahrivar last Iranian year.

According to IRNA, Iran's foreign trade volume stood at 79.1 million tons, worth 45 billion dollars, in first half of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2021 to September 22, 2021).


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