(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 19
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
In the first eight months of the current Iranian year (started March 21), Iran exported 19 million tons of goods, worth $9 billion, through its customs in Bushehr province, Seyyed Hossein Hosseini Mohammadi, the head of Bushehr Province Industry, Mine and Trade Organization, said, Trend reports via Iranian media.
Mohammadi noted that various economic programs are implemented in the province. He added that as part of these programs, investments are made in various sectors of industry and trade relations with Qatar have been broadened.
During the eight months, he added, loans have been allocated to eliminate the problems that Iranian companies face.
"Including the gas condensate, in terms of value, the exports increased by 3 percent compared to the same period of the previous Iranian year. Excluding the gas condensate, in the reported period, Bushehr customs accounted for 13.6 million tons of goods worth $6.7 billion," Mohammadi said.
Main export products were gas condensate, petrochemicals, fertilizers, cement and clinker, sulfur, excavation equipment, crochet, eggplants, pumpkins and tomatoes, Mohammadi said, adding that the products were mainly exported to China, the UAE, South Korea, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Kuwait and Malaysia.
During the eight months of the current Iranian year, 426,000 tons of products were imported to Iran through Bushehr customs, and it indicates 56 percent compared to the previous year, Mohammadi added.
"Value of the imported goods amounted to $1.261 billion. Thus, there's 23 percent decrease compared to the same period of the previous Iranian year," he added.
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