(MENAFN) Semnan province's export value increased by 28 percent in the first 11 months of the past Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2022-February 19, 2023), as compared to the same period of time in the preceding year, according to Mohammad-Reza Hashemi, the governor-general of the province. The province's exported goods include evaporative coolers, cables and wires, sweets and biscuits, tiles and ceramics, and non-petroleum polymers. The Persian Gulf littoral states, Central Asian countries, and Iran's neighbors are the most important customers of the products manufactured in Semnan, and the goods were exported to 35 countries.
In the Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20, 2022), 290,000 tons of commodities worth USD97 million were exported from Semnan, according to Hamidreza Maddah, the deputy head of the province's Industry, Mining and Trade Department. This indicates a 54 percent rise in value and 12 percent growth in weight compared to the previous year. The major exported items were light hydrocarbon, caustic soda, ground cable, refined lead, washing powder, rebar, silicon, ceramic tile, evaporative cooler, sweets and chocolate, and sodium chloride, which were exported to 39 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, UAE, Turkey, Pakistan, China, England, India, Croatia, Serbia, Hong Kong, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Italy.
Meanwhile, 12,000 tons of commodities worth $58 million were imported to Semnan in the same period. The main imported items were components and parts of electrical machines and devices, machines and devices for confectionery or for the production of cocoa or chocolate, cotton wool, separate parts of automobiles, and bakery or pastry making machines. The major sources of imports were Turkey, China, Italy, Germany, Uzbekistan, South Korea, UAE, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Malaysia, and Switzerland.
Semnan province's increasing export value highlights its potential for economic growth and development. The province's diverse exports, ranging from evaporative coolers to non-petroleum polymers, demonstrate its capacity to manufacture and export various goods to different countries. Additionally, the province's imports, such as electrical machines and devices, reflect its need for certain components and parts to support its industries. Overall, Semnan province's trade activities contribute to Iran's economy and its global trade relationships.
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