April 19, 2021

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Bushehr province accounts for one sixth of Iran’s annual non-oil trade

TEHRAN- As announced by a provincial official, Bushehr province, in the southwest of Iran, accounted for one sixth of the country’s non-oil trade in the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20).

Behrouz Qareh-Beygi, an official with the province’s customs department, said that 24.564 million tons of products have been exported from Bushehr, and 482,000 tons of commodities have been imported to the province in the previous year.

As announced by the head of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the value of Iran’s non-oil trade stood at $73 billion in the past year.

Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi also put the weight of non-oil trade at 146.4 million tons, and said that the figure shows a 25-million-ton annual decline, which is the result of sanctions and coronavirus pandemic.

Iran’s non-oil export was 112 million tons valued at $34.5 billion, and that of import was 34.4 million tons worth $38.5 billion in the past year, the official added.

Among the country’s non-oil export destinations, China was the first, with importing $8.9 billion worth of products, Iraq was the second with importing $7.3 billion, the United Arab Emirates the third with importing $4.6 billion, Turkey the fourth with importing $2.5 billion, and Afghanistan the fifth with importing $2.2 billion, Mir-Ashrafi announced, and named gasoline, natural gas, polyethylene, propane, and pistachio as Iran’s major exported products during the past year.

He further named Iran’s top sources of non-oil imports in the said time, as China with exporting $9.7 billion worth of products to the Islamic Republic, the UAE with $9.6 billion, Turkey with $4.3 billion, India with $2.1 billion, and Germany with $1.8 billion, respectively, and mentioned corn, cellphone, rice, oil meal and oil seeds, wheat, and raw oil as the major imported items.

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Original News : https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/459348/Bushehr-province-accounts-for-one-sixth-of-Iran-s-annual-non-oil

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