Ali Soleymani, the director-general of Bushehr Customs Department, said that 16.838 million tons of commodities worth $8.686 billion were exported from the province in the first seven months of the present year, indicating also 10 percent rise in terms of weight year on year.
He named petrochemical and mineral products, fishery and vegetables as the main exported data-x-items and China, United Arab Emirates, India, South Africa, Turkey, Pakistan, Sudan, Nigeria, Mozambique and Thailand as the major exported destinations.
One of the important capacities of the coastal province of Bushehr on the edge of the Persian Gulf is maritime trade and economic connection with different countries. Bushehr province has the longest sea border with the Persian Gulf, and in this regard, various customs and port services are provided for traders and merchants on the shores of Bushehr province.
The value of export from the province rose 67 percent in the past Iranian calendar year 1400 (ended on March 20), from its preceding year.
The value of export from Bushehr stood at $10.136 billion in the past year, and the weight of exported commodities, including gas condensate, at 25.78 million tons, with six percent growth year on year.
Also, 25.506 million tons of non-oil goods, excluding gas condensate, worth $9.9 billion were exported from Bushehr province in the previous year, showing 73 percent and six percent annual rise in terms of value and weight, respectively.
Petrochemical products, gas condensate, minerals, fisheries, and vegetables were the main exported items, and China, the United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Mozambique and Qatar were the major export destinations of the province’s products in the past year.
As announced by the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), the value of Iran’s non-oil export rose 5.6 percent during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.
According to Morteza Emadi, Iran exported 61.283 million tons of goods valued at $28.406 billion in the mentioned seven months, registering an 18.2-percent decline in weight.
Liquefied propane, methanol, liquefied butane, film-grade polyethylene, petroleum bitumen, liquefied natural gas, urea, iron and steel ingots, and light oils and petroleum products were the main exported products in the said time span, accounting for 41.9 percent of the total value of the exports.
Major export destinations of the Iranian non-oil goods were China with $9.181 billion of imports, Iraq with $4.029 billion, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with $3.476 billion, Turkey with $3.081 billion, and India with $1.098 billion.
According to the official, the Islamic Republic has also imported 19.747 million tons of non-oil commodities worth $31.727 billion in the first seven months of the present year, with a 14.4-percent growth in value and a 15.7-percent decrease in weight, year on year.
The first five data-x-items of goods imported into the country in the said period include corn, rice, wheat, soybeans, cell phones, sunflower and safflower oil, tractors, and unrefined sugar.
The United Arab Emirates with $9.435 billion was the top exporter to Iran in the mentioned seven months, followed by China with $8.284 billion, Turkey with $3.218 billion, India with $1.695 billion, and Germany with $991 million worth of exports.
Reportedly, the value of Iran’s non-oil trade rose 10 percent during the first seven months of the present year, as compared to the same period of time in the past year.
Iran traded 81.03 million tons of non-oil products worth $60.133 billion with other countries in the mentioned period.
The weight of the total non-oil trade in the said time span declined 17.6 percent, year on year.
Source: Tehran Times