Exports via Qom province top $50 million in four months

TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (MNA) – More than 49,000 tons of commodities worth around $56 million were exported through the customs of Qom province, central Iran, during the first four months of the current fiscal (March 20 -July 21), a senior official said.

According to chairman of the provincial office of Industry, Mine and Trade Organization, Mahmoud Sijani, of the total exports, 29,400 tons of goods worth $40 million belonged to Qom’s industrial units.

Major commodities exported during the four-month period included metal products, plastics, copper wire, mechanical tools, cereals, synthetic fiber chemical products, glues, types of machinery, and herbal and animal oil.

Iraq, China, Afghanistan, the UAE, India, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia were the top ten destinations.

Sijani added that around 12,200 tons of goods worth $59.7 million were imported through Qom customs during the period under review.

The imports included industrial machinery, mechanical equipment, spare parts for road construction machines, optics, controllers, medical-surgical devices, plastics, coffee, tea, spices, electrical apparatus and components, nickel and nickel products, synthetic and synthetic fibers and inorganic chemical products.

China, the UAE, Turkey, India, Ukraine, Italy, Oman, Japan, Germany and Iraq were Qom’s top exporters during the four calendar months quarter.

Qom's exports reached 290,000 tons worth $220 million during the last fiscal year (ended March 19), while its imports amounted to 61,000 tons worth $283 million.

There are currently 2,300 operational industrial facilities in Qom province.

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