Golestan province exports up 73% in 10 months

GORGAN, Jan. 26 (MNA) – Iranian merchants exported over 321,000 tons of goods worth some $221.72 million from the northern Golestan province during the past 10 months through January 20, a senior official at the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Customs Administration said.

According to Ebrahim Hosseini, the director general of Golestan’s customs office, the figure indicates a 73% and 53% hike in terms of volume and value, respectively, compared with the similar period of last year.

The main commodities exported from Golestan included cheese, rebar, iron, tomato paste, dairy products, polystyrene, preform, and animal food.

Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Romania, China, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation, Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan were the province's major destinations during the period.

The northern province’s exports during the past Iranian year (March 2017-2018) stood at 240,000 tons worth $184 million.

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