East Azarbaijan exports hit $182m in one month

TEHRAN, May 29 (MNA) – Over 147,000 tons of non-oil commodities worth $182 million were exported from the northwestern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan in the first month of the current fiscal (March 21-April20), a senior official at the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration said.

According to Director General of East Azarbaijan Customs Offices Leili Orangi, the figures register a 20% and 82% growth in tonnage and value, respectively compared with last year’s similar month.

Plastic materials and products had the lion’s share of the province’s exports with $43 million, he added.

Other products exported from East Azarbaijan include, mineral fuels, mineral oils and related products worth $28 million, fruits worth $22 million, machinery and mechanical tools and parts worth $16 million, cast iron and steel worth $12 million, copper and related products worth $12 million, and glass and related products with a value of $8 million.

Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, China, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Italy and Pakistan were the northwestern Iranian province’s main export destinations.

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