According to Tejarat News, quoting the Iranian Customs, “Mehdi Mirasharfi”, Director General of the Iranian Customs, said: “Comparing Iran’s non-oil exports with the same period last year in terms of weight and value shows a decrease of 17 and 20 percent, respectively.”
He added: “This amount of exports, considering the conditions caused by the outbreak of Covid-19 epidemic and the oppressive US sanctions, is a sign of the efforts of exporters as well as our country’s producers, and it is predicted that it will continue to increase in the remaining months of the year.” Give.
Mirasharafi stated: The main destinations of Iran’s exports during this period are China with 20 million and 600 thousand tons worth 6 billion and 400 million dollars, Iraq with 20 million and 800 thousand tons worth 5 billion and 900 million dollars, the United Arab Emirates with 11 million and 400 thousand tons were worth 3 billion and 300 million dollars, Turkey with 5 million and 400 thousand tons were worth 1 billion and 800 million dollars and Afghanistan with 5 million and 200 thousand tons were worth 1 billion and 700 million dollars.
The Director General of Iran’s Customs also said: “The share of imports in total foreign trade in this period was 25 million tons in weight and 26 billion and 800 million dollars in value, which is one percent in weight and value compared to the same period last year.” It has decreased by 16%.
He emphasized: out of 25 million tons of goods imported to the country, 17 million and 500 thousand tons are basic goods. 70% of the weight of import is 25 items of basic goods.
Mirashrafi stated: The origin of imported goods in the first 9 months of this year are China with 2 million and 600 thousand tons worth seven billion dollars, the United Arab Emirates with 3 million and 500 thousand tons worth 6 billion and 300 million dollars, Turkey with three million And 500 thousand tons worth three billion dollars, India with 1.8 million tons worth 1.6 billion dollars and Germany with 911 thousand tons of goods worth 1.3 billion dollars.
According to him, during this period, 5 million and 200 thousand tons of goods have been transited from the territory of Iran to neighboring countries, which shows a decrease of 10.9 compared to the same period of the previous year.
It is worth mentioning that with the outbreak of Corona virus in March of this year, most of the country’s borders were closed and this process continued until May, but with the gradual reopening of borders and normalization of crossings, Iran’s trade with the world resumed and is now compensating. We are the first month of the year.