Khorasan Razavi 8-month exports pass $600m

MASHHAD, Dec. 14 (MNA) – Some 549,000 tons of products valued approximately at $632 million were exported via the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province in the eight months ended November 20, 2008.

IRIB quoted the director of Khorasan Razavi Province’s Commerce Organization as saying that the exports show a 28 percent and a 36 percent growth in terms of weight and value respectively over the figures of the same period last year.

 

Ali Safarzadeh added that plastics, melamine, saffron, paints and resins, metals, machine-made carpets, and textile constitute the export-bound products that were sent to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, the UAE, Spain, Iraq, and the Netherlands.

 

According to Safarzadeh the province imported 500,000 tons of products valued at (about $245 million) in this period, indicating a 2 percent rise and an 8 percent fall in terms of weight and value respectively.

 

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