Iran imports $38.5bn worth of products in 11 months

TEHRAN, Mar. 05 (MNA) – President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that $38.5 billion worth of products were imported in 11 months of the current year (March 21 – Feb. 21).

Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi made the remark on the sidelines of his visit to the Customs of Imam Khomeini (RA) Port in Khuzestan province on Monday.

He pointed out that Khuzestan province is a strategic province in the country in various agricultural, mineral, industrial, economic, trade and commercial fields.

Some $40 billion worth of oil and non-oil products were exported to neighboring Iraq in the same period, he said, adding, “China is considered as Iran’s first trade partner for importing $8.3 billion worth of products, followed by Iraq for importing $8.2 billion worth of products from Iran.”

The deputy minister of economic affairs and finance put the products imported into the country in the same period at $38.5 billion, which shows a considerable hike as compared to the last year’s corresponding period in terms of weight.

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